Tag Archives: Light of the World

Jesus is the True Light of Christmas

[On Christmas Eve, 2017, Jane Spriggs preached not only about Jesus’ birth but also about his illuminating trip to the Temple in Jerusalem eight days later. This guest post is adapted from that sermon.] Hello, and Merry Christmas! I’d like … Continue reading

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Echtes Licht: the True Light of Christmas

[From the archives.] My friend Claudia Dahinden sings beautifully and writes powerfully in both German and English. In her 2016 Christmas music video she sings of the True Light everyone longs for. It’s a musical exploration of John’s introduction of … Continue reading

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The Dark Storm of Advent, a Humble Light of Christmas

[Gwen Jorgensen’s archived guest post today is a companion Advent piece to An Advent of Falling Apart, Lisa Deam’s post coming up on Friday.] *** It Happens Every Year It happens every year. I’m no longer surprised by it, but … Continue reading

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Banning Books Never Accomplished Anything

[An archived post for Banned Books Week.] This is Banned Books Week, which: …  highlights the value of free and open access to information. Banned Books Week brings together the entire book community – librarians, booksellers, publishers, journalists, teachers, and … Continue reading

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How to Like the Way You Look in Broad Daylight

Jesus performed his miracles at weddings (John 2:1-11), in wide open spaces (Matthew 14:15-21), on busily traveled roads (Luke 8:40-48), and often entirely in broad daylight. It’s not that he never performed a miracle at night or among a mere … Continue reading

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Jesus, Illumination, and Blindness

Light can illuminate but the brightest can also blind. What do we make, then, of Jesus’ claim to be the light of the world? When Jesus spoke again to the people, he said, “I am the light of the world. … Continue reading

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The Dark Storm of Advent, the Humble Light of Christmas

[Gwen Jorgensen’s guest post today is a companion Advent piece to Falling Apart at Advent, Lisa Deam’s post Monday.] *** It Happens Every Year It happens every year. I’m no longer surprised by it, but brace myself against the rush … Continue reading

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Echtes Licht – the True Light of Christmas

My friend Claudia Dahinden sings beautifully and writes powerfully in both German and English. In her latest music video she sings of the True Light everyone longs for. It’s a musical exploration of John’s introduction of Jesus to his readers: … Continue reading

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Obeying the Rules Will Never Make You a Better Christian

When Jesus spoke again to the people, he said, “I am the light of the world. Whoever follows me will never walk in darkness, but will have the light of life.” (John 8:12.) Since you died with Christ to the … Continue reading

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Book Banning Hasn’t Accomplished Anything For Six Hundred Years

This is Banned Books Week, described as: … an annual event celebrating the freedom to read. Typically held during the last week of September, it highlights the value of free and open access to information. Banned Books Week brings together the … Continue reading

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