Why should we care about Christmas songs? What are the challenges associated with ministering to aging parents? Should you go to church on Christmas? And how well do you know the nativity story? Get thoughtful responses to these questions from Trillia Newbell, Bruce Ashford, J.D. Greear, Tim Challies and Glenn Brooke in today’s #FaithandCulture Reading.
In my previous article, I outlined the fitting and advantageous nature of celebrating Christmas in the shadow of an inauguration. We leveraged this connection in the Christmas production at my local church. We considered renewed Christmas traditions, the constant flood of movie remakes, and backward-looking campaign promises. Thus, personally, culturally, and politically we tend look… Read More
It is both fitting and advantageous that we should celebrate the birth of one king before we inaugurate another. Let’s examine each in turn. Why is it fitting? 2016 held an interesting election cycle. The consensus seemed to be that nobody was satisfied with the major party candidates that were offered. Regardless, many people pressed… Read More
Parent, it’s that time of the year when we celebrate the birth of Christ by spending money we don’t have, watching movies about wildly dysfunctional families (I’m looking at you, McCallisters) and singing songs with lyrics that have been largely condemned by the ecumenical creeds. Yes, Christmas is here! Christmas can be a season of… Read More
What are some ways you can help war-torn Aleppo? What surprising message is in It’s a Wonderful Life? How should we remember Ruby Bridges’ famous de-segregation walk? In what ways can you help someone in poverty? Is it possible to be a Christian at Christmas? And what do Evangelicals believe about physician-assisted suicide? Get thoughtful… Read More