Category: Bible

NOT Jewish Christmas: Why we celebrate Hanukkah

“But that’s your Christmas,” my neighbor insisted, after I explained to her that the menorah on the table was for Hanukkah.

“No,” I said,”It’s not. It’s Hanukkah.”

“Right. Your Christmas.” She smiled her tolerant smile.

“It’s a different thing…” I started, but she had made up her mind…

Joyful Ideas for Christians During Sukkot

If you’re not building a booth to celebrate Sukkot, try some of these ideas to keep joy in the season.

What Bill Nye and Ken Ham gained while we thought they were talking about Evolution vs Creation

It wasn’t about Evolution or Creation for either one of them.

Is Your Holiday Hurting Your Relationship?

“If you greet only your own people, what are you doing more than others?” — Jesus (Matthew 5:47) Every holiday season, people contact me to ask for prayer for broken relationships caused by doctrinal differences. So much hurt is caused in the name of “defending the faith”. Is having or not having a Christmas tree in your living room really worth your marriage? Is candlelight more important than compassion? …

Cool Anniversary from the Bible Falls on Halloween

This year, a very cool anniversary from the Bible falls on Halloween. Halloween Day, October 31, 2013, will be the 27th day of the Hebrew month of Cheshvan, which is believed to be…

Hi, I’m Kathy and I have a headache.

Hi, I’m Kathy and I have a headache. Bet you can’t see it.

Nearly half of all Americans live with some kind of chronic illness or pain. 96% of all chronic illnesses are invisible…

Conquering the Bathtub and Other Scary Stuff

People tell me that the Bible says some variation of “Do not fear,” 365 times. I don’t know if that number is correct, but it’s in there a lot. People also tell me that God commands us not to fear. So stop it. Don’t fear. Fear is sin. I don’t believe it.

Fourth Scary Thing: Public Speaking

I could not convince myself to stand in front of a group of talented strangers, and lay out my meager offering for dissection. So I didn’t. I always regretted that.

Easter-Only Churchgoers Want More

Today, Easter Sunday, churches across the world are filled to overflowing with people who do not usually go to church–people who have been hurt by Christians or who are not sure they really believe all this Bible stuff; people who hope to see a kind face and hear a merciful word. In spite of their doubt and fear, they feel compelled to attend a church on Easter to hear about the sacrificial death, burial and resurrection of the Lord Jesus.

The Worst Sinner in the World

I’ll call her Grace. That’s not her real name, but she’s a real woman. Looking down, wiping tears, with her voice barely above a whisper, she told me, “I haven’t gone to church in a long time. I believe. . . but I don’t pray anymore, not since. . . well, I just feel. . . not worthy.”

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