Christmas Church Services: An Introduction to the Regulative Principle of Worship

Churches really like to pull out all the stops at Christmas, don’t they? Maybe you’ve been to an over-the-top evangelical church Christmas service, like I have? I read something just this week that gave advice for churches who want to go all out on a Christmas service: “Usually the goal is to create a ‘Wow!’ … More Christmas Church Services: An Introduction to the Regulative Principle of Worship

Are Nativity Scenes a Violation of the Second Commandment?

One of my favorite things to do during the Christmas season is to take walks through the “Candy Cane Lane” in our neighborhood. What a delight to feel the cool winter air, smell the wood fireplaces, and see all the colorful Christmas decorations and lights.   Several years ago, I began noticing more and more … More Are Nativity Scenes a Violation of the Second Commandment?

The Word Became Flesh: A Reflection at Christmas

The Word became flesh and dwelt among us, and we have seen his glory, glory as of the only Son from the Father, full of grace and truth ~ John 1:14 The Gospel of John is my favorite gospel—I was literally saved by reading it. I know this feeling isn’t exclusive to me. Many of you probably … More The Word Became Flesh: A Reflection at Christmas

Tidings of Great Joy

And an angel of the Lord appeared to them, and the glory of the Lord shone around them, and they were filled with great fear. And the angel said to them, “Fear not, for behold, I bring you good news of great joy that will be for all the people. For unto you is born … More Tidings of Great Joy