What’s the Point of Christmas?
Only 3 shopping days left ’til Christmas! Ready or not, here it comes! I love Christmas for so many reasons, not the least of which is getting and giving great gifts. Growing up, I received some awesome gifts on Christmas morning; from AFX Racetracks to Hot Wheels to Rock ‘Em Sock ‘Em Robots, Christmas morning was magical for me as a child. There’s no doubt that Christmas is a huge celebration at any age. Let’s face it, there is nothing in life that we build up to more th
Did the Virgin Birth Really Happen?
Some might say “to utter the phrase ‘virgin birth’ is an oxymoron”. And some might go so far as to say that “only a moron would believe such a thing!” We all know how babies are conceived; many of us learning that during a painfully awkward “birds and bees” talk with our parents. So how do we reconcile what we know about how babies are conceived with how the Bible tells us Jesus was conceived? For some, this is a barrier to belief. How would you answer the question: Did
Can the Gospels Be Trusted?
When I was a youth pastor, I played a game with the teens we called “Gossip”. Maybe you’ve played it before; it has different names. The game starts with a “secret”, which is whispered to the first person in the circle, who then whispers it to the second person and so on down the line. The secret is shared once per person until it reaches the last person, who then shares what they “heard,” always with a distorted and usually hilarious version of the original secret. It