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 […]

Quick 6 Board Games for Last-Minute Christmas Shopping, 2019 Edition

Reading Time: 5 minutes Recently, we talked about two fairly recent Reformation-themed board games, inspired in part because many of you seem to still be living in the First Golden Age of Boardgaming.  While that is fine in its […]

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 […]

The Calling to Care: Remembering Those Who Led You

Reading Time: 5 minutes John Walker The author of Hebrews wrote, “Remember those who led you, who spoke the word of God to you; and considering the result of their conduct, imitate their faith” (NASB, 13:7). The author of Hebrews is exhorting […]

Music for Personal Devotion and Prayer

Reading Time: 6 minutes For the common things of every day, God gave men words in the ordinary way.For the deeper things men think and feel, God gave poets words to reveal.But for the heights and depths no words […]

Playing at Reforming

Reading Time: 5 minutes In the midst of the Modern Golden Age of Boardgaming, as we now find ourselves, an interesting but quite disparate pair of board games have come out fairly recently, offering up the opportunity to learn […]