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No Starry-Eyed Wise Men in China

December 18th 2015 No comments yet  

shinySo while we’re on the topic of Magi, because Magi come up all the time, we have a bit of a Christmas navigation problem to solve.

It’s a small problem. But, odds are you will celebrate about 70 Christmases in your life, so getting the bugs worked out of your grasp of the story isn’t a bad investment.

The problem centers on that famous Christmas star—the one that led those observant pagan astrologers to Jesus in Bethlehem.

Sidebar: Don’t miss the sad irony that, while the Jews had access to prophetic Scriptures that actually …

How Still

December 11th 2015 No comments yet  

purple skyI was at my fourth of sixteen Christmas parties before I remembered what I was celebrating this season. In a blur of baking and shopping and wrapping and toasting, I had flown by the meaning of Christmas in my Christian life. In case you find yourself in similar hysterics, I’d love to share with you what caught me by the arm and pulled me into a peaceful embrace.

Growing up, I fell in love with classic hymns, and even now they have the power to bring my heart home. This year, …

Sunday Drivers

December 1st 2015 No comments yet  

traffic jamIt is said that people walk like they drive. You can certainly get a good feel for one’s automotive habits at the grocery store with cart in hand, from the use of sudden brakes to grab a box of crackers to the failure to yield right-of-way to traffic rolling out of the baking aisle. Highway habits permeate our behaviors daily. So what happens when we come to church? I have made a list of potential vehicular parallels to our church-going ways.

The Lane Changer. This person can be found drifting from …

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