Only curmudgeons castigate a Christmas culture filled with commercialization. No one likes to hear it. We much prefer a Hallmark Christmas with idyllic settings singing “Christmas time is here, happiness and cheer.” Even so, if we’re brutally honest our deepest desires linger and most often remain unsatisfied. Enter Ben Witherington,Read More

Merry Christmas By Chopeh

As a hearty “THANKS” to everyone visiting my blog in 2014, I thought I’d offer a free eBook, which is one of my all-time favorite reads. With invaluable pastoral wisdom and theological strength, D. A. Carson and John D. Woodbridge give us Letters Along the Way: A Novel of the ChristianRead More

Command those who are rich in this present world not to be arrogant nor to put their hope in wealth, which is so uncertain, but to put their hope in God, who richly provides us with everything for our enjoyment. Command them to do good, to be rich in goodRead More

I can’t think of a better time than Christmas to rehearse the importance of orthodoxy. Believers everywhere must clearly articulate what we believe and do not believe about the Christ child. What follows are brief [early] historical views on the identify of Jesus along with the orthodox response that comports withRead More

An excellent and insightful post by my good friend Louis, at Baker Books: “Did Mary Face Shame During Her Pregnancy?”.Read More