A Focus on Holidays
- Culture in Focus -
Content with their religious routine and traditions, Israel’s spiritual leaders prioritized peace over participation in what God was accomplishing. Nonetheless, God’s truth would not be suppressed….Read More
“That’s your Christmas gift,” my wife begrudgingly muttered on our journey home. “In fact, that’s your Christmas gift for the next five years!” Comfortably resting in the back seat of our car was the source of my wife’s irritation…Read More
In a rare display of true bipartisan messaging, the leadership of both political parties have warned that rainbow-colored fentanyl …. may be distributed to children during Halloween. … Why are Americans so obsessed with the notion of contaminated Halloween candy, and how did this urban legend become so widespread?Read More
Do your friends, family, and co-workers know more about your opinions regarding vaccine mandates, masks, inflation, illegal immigration, election integrity, America’s withdrawal from Afghanistan, or our president’s mental health than they know about your opinions regarding God and His expectations for how we ought to live?Read More
Gothic horror, from which was birthed our modern depictions of monsters, is rooted in mankind’s fear and comprehension of its own dark inclinations. Certainly, the king of gothic horror is the vampire. As such, vampires portray the thirst and restlessness of our repressed dark side. They challenge us to confront our natural predisposition for evil and our pursuit of personal gratification over all else….Read More
What better time is there for conversations about the afterlife than a day dominated by ghosts and monsters? Indeed, the horror of vampires, werewolves, zombies, witches, and ghosts provide prime opportunities to share spiritual truths with a secular society. Far from fearing these monsters, Christians can embrace them as meaningful archetypes that illustrate…Read More
Anyone who has investigated the subject knows how controversial and confusing it is. What few resources exist to guide Christians are often oversimplified, based upon faulty research, and completely contradictory to one another. Moreover, most of the suggestions for how to…Read More
Like everything else in 2020, Christmas this year proved to be more eventful than expected for my family. While driving to my grandmother’s house, a plow truck ran us off the road and into an exceptionally deep, snow-filled ditch. One moment I was working to ensure our family arrived at my grandmother’s house on time so as not to be berated by my relatives for delaying Christmas dinner, and the next moment I found myself impossibly stuck in a car tilted to the side at a 60-degree angle….Read More
It is easy to think abstractly about Jesus’ sacrifice and his promise to resurrect the dead, but it assumes new meaning when we ourselves are facing the reality of death. … C.S. Lewis preached a sermon in 1939 titled “Learning in War-Time.” Lewis concludes that the threat of…Read More
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