• Christmas Holds A Sword

    13 December, 2017

    There is a significant absurdity to Christmas. Christmas is the mighty arm of God stretched down to an earth enveloped by darkness and imprisoned to sin. He grasps it through a Babe and then shakes this earth so hard that all must hear Him. Heaven's only child would raise both His hands in…...[read more]

  • Breaking Christmas Shackles

    12 December, 2017

    Is there a fearsome gun-toting believer who will free the baby Jesus to face His world? Jesus needs to be liberated from the manger and lifted from the hay. Jesus is not simply a babe in a virgin's arms, a curiosity to shepherds or an adventure for wise men; He is the regent of heaven. This…...[read more]

  • 1 Extraordinary & 5 Obscure Christmas Facts

    11 December, 2017

    We have heard the Christmas story all our lives. I am very glad it is well known. This world is silently awash in tiny Christmas 'tidbits' of goodwill because of a Divine birth on that cold middle-eastern night two millennia ago. Some easy internet hunting of these tidbits has…...[read more]

  • Above the Tags, Bags & Rags

    10 December, 2017

    Christmas purchases account for 1/6th of all annual retail sales in the U.S. Masses of devotees are dedicated to addictive shopping. It is largely devoid of any teamwork. There is a lingering aftertaste to the 'recreation' of shopping. It is conducted at a mixed cost, maybe even an…...[read more]

  • Soul Scaffold ~ Betrayal & Torment

    7 December, 2017

    Betrayal will always fail to explain how much it charges. As with Judas, betrayers have first died on the inside before they die 'on the outside'. Filled with shame Judas returned his bribe, then hung himself. (See Matthew 27:1-10) After the betrayal the inducement becomes as empty as the…...[read more]

  • 5 Wise Desert Streams

    6 December, 2017

    The wisdom of ancient Christian desert-dwellers, these fathers of asceticism still glistens as water in the sun. Christian monasticism was birthed in the fourth century. It was first forged into a fresh Christian expression in Egypt, Syria, Palestine and Arabia. But the greatest center was Egypt,…...[read more]