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Christmas

One of the most important holidays on the Christian calendar, Christmas is also the most controversial. The so-called “Christmas Wars” garner headlines every year for battles over manger scenes and the use of “Merry Christmas” or “Happy Holidays” (and other seasonal greetings). But Christmas is also a time for theological and spiritual reflection on important foundations of the Christian faith, including...

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Advent

Advent, which stems from adventus, or “coming,” is a time for Christians to contemplate both Christ’s first coming to the world as baby and his return in glory. It’s also a time to reflect on important foundations of the Christian faith, including the Incarnation and the Virgin Birth....

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Torture

In the 2004 wake of reports and images documenting rape, torture, and other human rights violations at Abu Ghraib prison in Iraq, Christian organizations and leaders unanimously denounced the actions of Charles Graner, Lynndie England, and other soldiers, even as they remained divided on the morality of the Iraq War. Spurred by the scandal, the National Association of Evangelicals officially denounced...

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What Forgotten Christmas Tradition Should Churches Revive?
What Forgotten Christmas Tradition Should Churches Revive?
Rooting our celebration of Christ’s birth more deeply in our lives.
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