Come, Thou long-expected Jesus / Born to set Thy people free. — Charles Wesley, “Come Thou Long Expected Jesus” (1744) The Redeemer has broken every bond: / The Earth is free, and Heaven is open. — Placide Cappeau, O Holy ...Read More »
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The King Rides In
Now shrugging off his rags the wiliest fighter of the island leapt and stood on the broad door sill, his own bow in his hand. —Homer, The Odyssey (c. 8th century BC) The king has returned! —Rafiki, The Lion King ...Read More »
3 Myths About The Christmas Story (That Most People Believe)
The Christmas story is well-know, but many myths and misconceptions nevertheless abound. Below are three of the most common myths: 1. Did the angels actually sing at the night of Christ’s birth? Specifically, this deals with the angelic announcement to ...Read More »
Was Mary A Virgin Her Entire Life?
During the Christmas season, people are absolutely fascinated by the extraordinary virgin birth described in the Bible (Matthew 1 & Luke 1). For many, Mary’s status as a virgin didn’t end once she gave birth to Jesus some 2,000 years ...Read More »
What Is The Church?
When you hear the word “church,” do you first think of a building or a people? Famous revivalist Leonard Ravenhill said: “In the church in Acts, the Scripture says they were all amazed, but today, everyone just wants to be ...Read More »
Are Christians Narrow-Minded Bigots For Believing Jesus Is The Only Way?
“Will those who are saved be few?” (Luke 13:23). Or, said another way, “Is this Jesus really the only way to heaven?” That was a big question in Jesus’ day, and it’s a big question in our day, too. Jewish ...Read More »
Why Did Jesus Say He Would Bring ‘Division?’
How do you view Jesus? Is He a Yoda-like guru that is serene and levelheaded? Would you compare Him to a Peace Corps volunteer with 70s-era grooviness? Notice what Jesus in Luke 12:51 said about Himself: “Do you think that ...Read More »
Water Into Wine
I left the empty life behind. He turned the water into wine. —Dave Stearman, “He Turned the Water into Wine” (1973) He comes to make His blessings flow Far as the curse is found. — Isaac Watts, “Joy to ...Read More »
Is Christianity Essentially A Jail?
For many, living under the auspice of the Bible is not only seemingly impossible, but, perhaps, a ridiculous idea. You know the story, don’t you? A young Christian at college gets invited to a party and says, “I just can’t ...Read More »
Why Did Jesus Say He Didn’t Know When He Would Return?
In Mark 13:32, Jesus says, “But concerning that day or that hour, no one knows, not even the angels in heaven, nor the Son, but only the Father. But wait, isn’t this Jesus, the God-man? How does the very Son ...Read More »