Monthly Archives: December 2017

2017’s Top Five Movies Never Made

These movie mash-ups might never make it to the big screen, but they still qualify as the top five movies not made in 2017! 20,000 Justice Leagues Under the Sea: Captain Nemo explores the ocean depths, battling sea monsters and … Continue reading

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The Return of the Magi

[From the archives.] “So, you have made it home safely,” said the king. “Yes, Sire. It was a longer journey than we expected, but a journey I would not have missed for my very life,” said one of the king’s … Continue reading

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Jesus is the True Light of Christmas

[On Christmas Eve, 2017, Jane Spriggs preached not only about Jesus’ birth but also about his illuminating trip to the Temple in Jerusalem eight days later. This guest post is adapted from that sermon.] Hello, and Merry Christmas! I’d like … Continue reading

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The Mixed Messages of Christmas

[From the archives.] Luke 2 is full of wonder, telling the story of Jesus’ birth, God himself being born as a baby in a simple manger. This was news worth telling as the angel demonstrated by announcing it to  shepherds, … Continue reading

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Mary’s Song for her Sons

[Becky Castle Miller provides a view on Mary’s choices – bravery, obedience, mothering, teaching – and what they mean for us all at Christmas and throughout our lives.] “Does Mary even exist for Protestants?” a Jewish friend asked me this … Continue reading

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Miracles Beyond the Manger

[From the archives.] In the months leading up to the birth of Jesus, angels paid relatively quiet visits to Zechariah, Mary and Joseph. On the night of Jesus’ birth, though, they could not contain themselves. The shepherds in the fields … Continue reading

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My Wife Has a Savior and I’m not Him

In the recent Desiring God article Husbands, Get Her Ready for Jesus, a pastor writes: It’s crystal clear: God calls husbands to be instruments of his sanctifying work in the lives of our wives. “Husbands, love your wives, as Christ loved the church … Continue reading

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Echtes Licht: the True Light of Christmas

[From the archives.] My friend Claudia Dahinden sings beautifully and writes powerfully in both German and English. In her 2016 Christmas music video she sings of the True Light everyone longs for. It’s a musical exploration of John’s introduction of … Continue reading

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No One Gets Crossed off This Christmas List

We were looking over the address list for sending out Christmas cards and found some that needed updating, some that needed to be deleted, and decided to add a couple people to the list. Christmas comes every year, so you’d … Continue reading

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End Times Punch Lines

The End of the Argument: ***  

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