Light of the World: The Christmas Story

Today we are going to talk about the Christmas story.  Why?  Because it is entirely possible that some of you could have made it this far into the Advent/Christmas season without even once having heard the Christmas story.  We intend to remedy that today. To begin with, we note that there are not one but…

Advent Week 4: Where Do We Go From Here?

We are now in week 4 of the Advent season.  Advent is the four weeks before Christmas; more precisely it is three full weeks plus whatever fraction of a week is needed to get us to Christmas.  Advent is a season of darkness; the general, pervasive darkness of a world in waiting for its long-promised…

When Being Human Isn’t Good Enough

Today I wish to direct your attention to a couple of posts from around the blogosphere this past week. First is a post which appeared over at the Desiring God website entitled “Ransomed: He Sets the Prisoner Free” by Elizabeth Wann.  This is a piece by a self-confessed indie kid in which she describes how…

Advent Week 3: What Does Exile Mean to Us?

We are now in week 3 of the Advent season.  Advent is the four weeks before Christmas; more precisely it is three full weeks plus whatever fraction of a week is needed to get us to Christmas.  Advent is a season of darkness; the general, pervasive darkness of a world in waiting for its long-promised…

Advent Week 2: What Does Exile Look Like?

We are now in week 2 of the Advent season.  Advent is the four weeks before Christmas; more precisely it is three full weeks plus whatever fraction of a week is needed to get us to Christmas.  Advent is a season of darkness; the general, pervasive darkness of a world in waiting for its long-promised…

Advent Week 1: Exile

ICYMI (that’s In Case You Missed It, for those of you who are not millennials or otherwise familiar with the ways millennials express themselves via texting and social media), the Christmas season is upon us and has been for a few weeks now.  And with it, the so-called War On Christmas which seems to consume…