Category: Current Events

’Tis The Season To Be Vulnerable

Reading Time: 4 minutes The Scriptures present the miracle of Emmanuel, God with us, from a multitude of viewpoints and perspectives.  Each viewpoint or perspective usually had some corresponding responses, some good and some not so good.  Come and […]

The Flight of Death’s Dark Shadows

Reading Time: 4 minutes John 1:4 – “In Him was life, and the life was the light of men” (ESV). “O Come, O Come Emmanuel” is one of my favorite Christmas carols/advent hymns, and, like most people of my […]

God Speaks to Darkness

Reading Time: 3 minutes Joel Carter Some have said that John 1:1-18 is the best literary prologue of all time. It’s an easy claim to back up. These verses beautifully present images and themes that would pique the curiosity […]

Come, Thou Long Expected Jesus

Reading Time: 4 minutes It doesn’t take a lot of insight to notice that there is something terribly wrong with our world. Scrolling through Facebook, Twitter, or the news only makes this reality even more blatant. Ignominious acts are […]

Shepherds

Reading Time: 3 minutes Something that I have wondered about the Christmas story is this: Why were the shepherds the first to hear about Jesus? When I was younger, I always felt like the shepherds were the smallest, forgotten […]

Longing for the Messiah – Simeon of Luke 2

Reading Time: 4 minutes The words of Simeon have become part of the Latin liturgy, called the Nunc Dimittis for Simeon’s first words in the Latin  Vulgate: Nunc dimittis servum tuum, – Now let Your servant … Luke provides […]

Christmas – It’s All in the Hands

Reading Time: 4 minutes Steve Seeman Is Christmas a matter of the heart?  The mind?  The soul?  The spirit?  Yes to all! I would suggest that Christmas is also very much a matter of the hands… The prophets’ hands […]