How We Know the Virgin Birth is True

During Advent season and always, I want my heart and yours to rest assured that the stories we sing about aren’t fables, but are accounts from time-space history. I realize this can be difficult because it’s not every day that a miracle happens. Or maybe miracles do happen every day, if believing in miracles is […]

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Why Being Conservative Should Make You Liberal

At a conference in 2014, New York Times writer David Brooks gave a fascinating talk called “How to Be Religious in the Public Square,” in which he said that we live in an achievement culture, where success is our primary pursuit. We live by two sets of virtues: the resume virtues – things we bring to the marketplace […]

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Jesus and Women During Advent and Always

Every Advent season, it is good to remember the prominence of women in the lineage of Jesus. Listed among his ancestors in Matthew 1 and Luke 3, we see names such as Tamar (a victim of sexual misconduct), Rahab (a prostitute whose famous lie landed her in the faith hall of fame), Bathsheba (described as […]

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Bringing Jesus and Cousin Eddie Together for the Holidays

While being “the most wonderful time of the year” for some, the holidays can be lonely, alienating, and isolating for others. Loneliness, alienation, and isolation often come from struggles related to family. Many of us have at least one “Cousin Eddie” situation that confronts us during the holidays, and that tempts us to look at our […]

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