Gifts, presents, and Christmas resources for all! In this episode, I share lots of fun seasonal articles, sermons, and resources for you to further explore! Read more about the Magi: "Seeing Ourselves in the Story of the Magi" at IMB.org"Wise Men, Magi, or Kings? It's Complicated." at Christianity Today"We _______ Kings: How Many Wise Men … Continue reading Christmas: Reformers, Unicorns, Grinches, and More!
I've packed this episode with so much content you'll never ask another question about the Magi. What should we call them? Magi? Wise men? Kings? And how many were there? 3? 10? Should we tear "We Three Kings" from the holiday section of our hymnals? Read more in my Christianity Today article Magi, Wise Men, … Continue reading Everything You Ever Wanted to Know about the Wise Men
One of the first Christmas carols ever sung wasn't written at Christmas at all--but six months earlier. And it wasn't sung at the birth of Jesus, either. It was sung at the birth of his cousin John. When it comes to recounting the Christmas story, I suspect most of us begin in Luke chapter 2: … Continue reading The Unexpected Joy of the Christmas