Monthly Archives: December 2013

Where Has Jesus Been?

“Where have you been?”  Parents can often find themselves asking their children that question.  The child has come in from outside showing telltale signs of playing in something that has now attached itself to various parts of their body.  It … Continue reading

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An Advent Prayer

The Lord’s Prayer is a prayer for all seasons and circumstances.  But perhaps most especially during the season of Advent, the time of waiting for the coming of the King… Our Father in heaven, hallowed be your Name. Wonderful Counselor, … Continue reading

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How Far Does It Go? Far As the Curse Is Found!

The Apostle John wrote these sobering words in 1 John 5:19, “We know that we are from God, and the whole world lies in the power of the evil one.” That’s a pretty stark contrast.  What does this description of … Continue reading

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Why Didn’t You Tell Me?

Dads, imagine a visitor comes to your door, a young man in his 20’s who looks somewhat familiar to you.  Introductions are made.  He is your adult son, somehow come to visit you from the future. He is tired, worn … Continue reading

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Walking the Tightrope

There are theological tensions to the Christian faith that must be taken seriously.  And they demand the walking of a tightrope. That’s apparent during the Advent season as we celebrate the coming of the Christ, whose dual nature is somehow … Continue reading

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Exmas in Niatirb

I don’t usually include long quotes here but I’ll make an exception in this case.  In God in the Dock, a collection of essays by C. S. Lewis, there is an entry entitled “Xmas and Christmas:  A Lost Chapter from … Continue reading

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Who Is Christmas For?

Who is Christmas for?   It is not for the rich of this world who believe themselves to have much to offer.  Christmas is for the poor of this world who know themselves to have nothing to give. Christmas is … Continue reading

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