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Mary, Mary, Not Quite So Contrary
Finding common ground so that the Virgin Mary becomes less of a battleground.
Why Apocalypse Is Essential to Advent
This season demands a clear view of darkness. Here’s how scholars reckon with it.
Why Putting Christ Back in Christmas Is Not Enough
The history of American holiday cheer obscures the difficult details of the nativity narrative.
4 Reasons to Believe in the Christmas Miracle
Why the supernatural events of this season are both credible and incredible.
Christmas Is Really Act 2
Can’t get enough of Christmas? You’ll love the prequels and sequels.
Bonhoeffer: Advent Is Like a Prison Cell
In the midst of Nazi resistance, this Christian martyr offered three models for the season of waiting.
The Most Wonderfully Painful Time of the Year
Christmas reminds us that faith in the future does not erase our pain in the present.
What Advent Waiting Means for Singles
In the midst of relational uncertainty, this season invites me to savor God’s goodness.
The Case for an Early Christmas
Christian history gives us reason to see Advent and Christmas as coexistent, not separate.
My Swaddled SaviorSubscriber Access Only
Jesus' life began and ended in earthly fetters. Who better to understand ours?
Giving Until It HurtsSubscriber Access Only
God sent his only Son. Why couldn’t I let my husband donate a kidney?
A Carol for the DespairingSubscriber Access Only
Penned during the Civil War, Longfellow's "I Heard the Bells on Christmas Day" is a carol for our age.
Fleming Rutledge: John the Baptist Points to the Real Hope of Advent
We’re not awaiting a helpless baby, but a righteous and powerful judge.
This Year, Rediscover The “Why?” Behind Your Church’s Christmas Traditions
Asking “why?” can help a church infuse their Christmas celebrations with greater hope, joy, mission and purpose.
Show Them the Money: Gospel for Asia Faces Class Action over Christmas CatalogsSubscriber Access Only
Lawsuit reflects the complexity of making giving to missions more tangible.
Advent 2018: 30-Day Devotional Guide
A 30-day devotional to help individuals and families journey through the 2018 Advent season.
Another Small Church Christmas Eve – Was Yours Not So Merry And Bright?
You’re not the only pastor who experienced a tough Christmas Eve yesterday, or feels the weight of it today.
Looking For A Last-Minute Christmas Sermon Idea? Keep It Simple, Keep It Weird
One of the challenges of preaching for Christmas is holding two very different truths in hand without falling into one of two traps.
The World’s Biggest Christmas Tree Hasn’t Helped Sri Lankan Christians
Attacks on minority faiths keep increasing in the majority-Buddhist island nation.
Minimalism Isn’t the Key to Christmas
We need more than anti-consumerism for a healthy Christian holiday.
Why Apocalypse Is Essential to Advent
Why Apocalypse Is Essential to Advent
This season demands a clear view of darkness. Here’s how scholars reckon with it.
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