Christmas

The Other Reason for the Season

December 23, 2011 // 16 Comments

How did Mary get to Bethlehem? If you get your history from Christmas cards, you might think she rode a donkey. But it is unlikely that Joseph owned a donkey. How do we know? Because he was poor – he brought a poor man’s offering of two doves when they presented baby Jesus in the temple (see Lu 2:24 and Lev [...]

The 12 Posts of Christmas

December 16, 2011 // 4 Comments

In case you missed them, below are 12 of my favorite posts from 2011. (Clicking on an image will take you to direct the post.) Happy Christmas! Your favorite post is not here? Find it in the [...]

Christmas Cards that Say Something

December 8, 2011 // 1 Comment

Every December our mailbox gets stuffed with Christmas cards – and they’re all addressed to the previous owners! We hardly get any. But that’s okay because paper cards are so 20th-century. In the digital age, nothing expresses goodwill like a jpeg file that is cut and pasted onto an email. Or [...]

Real Christmas Cards

December 15, 2010 // 4 Comments

“Dear eight pound, six ounce, newborn Baby Jesus, in your golden, fleece diapers, with your curled-up, fat, balled-up little fists pawin’ at the air…” ~ Ricky Bobby, Talladega Nights The first Christmas was heralded by angels praising God for the Savior born in Bethlehem. But today Christmas is marked [...]