Category Archives: Holidays

A Thought for Good Friday

I am always struck by the reality that the one thing we are called to emulate as followers of Christ is Christ’s self-sacrifice. May God grant us the grace and courage to have the same mindset as our Lord and … Continue reading

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Happy Fool’s Day!

Ah… April Fool’s Day… I have many fond memories about fooling friends on April Fool’s Day. I think one of my best pranks was giving some friends eviction notices when we were all living in student housing at the University … Continue reading

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Love Poetry from the Song of Songs

Happy Valentine’s Day! Here’s some biblical love poetry for any young men who may be out there. Whisper these words into the ears of your Valentine’s Day date and you will be guaranteed a second date! … Really! (Image from … Continue reading

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Happy New Year Everyone!

I would like to wish everyone a Happy New Year and all the best for 2007. I’ve been working hard on Biblical Studies Carnival XIII — it should be posted in the next day or two. Thank you for reading … Continue reading

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Christmas Dinner Was A Success

Well, Christmas Day has come and gone and everything went quite well — if I do say so myself. Christmas morning we spend alone, just my wife and the kids. The first thing we do after the kids wake us … Continue reading

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Christmas According to John, Part 2

[Merry Christmas everyone! This is the second part of a Christmas sermon presented here with only minor editing. The first post may be found here] John’s Metaphysical Manger (John 1) The second passage I want to direct our attention to … Continue reading

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Christmas According to John, Part 1

[Since I am going to be quite busy the two days with family, church, and preparing a turkey dinner for twenty people, I thought I would post some more informal Christmas meditations. The next couple posts are made up of … Continue reading

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‘Tis the Season to be Tacky: Jesus Junk and Christian Kitsch 8 – Merry Kitschmas!

‘Tis the Season to be Tacky… that’s right, the Kitschmas season is upon us and its time for another installment of Jesus Junk and Christian Kitsch highlighting the degradation, commercialization, and trivialization of Christmas. This post is part of an … Continue reading

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The Nativity: History of Mary in the Cinema

I haven’t seen The Nativity Story yet, though I am hoping to see it this weekend. I may post my impressions of the film after I view it, though there is an incredible amount of reflection and reviews of the … Continue reading

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The Christmas (His)Story

Ever wonder about the historical accuracy of the Nativity Story? There are a couple recent news articles on this very topic. Most recently, Yahoo!News issued a press release on the topic (“Professor Shows Accuracy of Bible’s Christmas Story, Debunks Popular … Continue reading

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