What are the rules for being included at the nativity? And who gets to set them?
Is my forced exile of the wise men also my act of rebellion against the commercialization (and consumer-ization) of Christmas?
The light shines in the darkness, and the darkness did not overcome it. – John 1:5
We come to Advent with many expectations: expectations of ourselves and others; expectations that our current circumstances can’t live up to.
I haven’t really been feeling very deep lately.
The LORD is the stronghold of my life – of whom shall I be afraid? But fear, we do.
But the angel said to them, “Do not be afraid; for see—I am bringing you good news of great joy for all the people: to you is born this day […]
O that you would tear open the heavens and come down, so that the mountains would quake at your presence—as when fire kindles brushwood and the fire causes water to boil—to […]
The incarnation is an act of God’s deep compassion.
This is how the birth of Jesus Christ took place. When Mary his mother was engaged to Joseph, before they were married, she became pregnant by the Holy Spirit. Joseph […]