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Christmas: The Traditions of Men and Our Forgotten King

Quoting the prophet Isaiah, Jesus distinguished between the traditions of men and the commandments of God (Mark 7:6-8). Though critical of the Pharisees and scribes, Jesus was not merely an...

The Christ Event and True Christmas Spirit

In his classic work, Knowing God, Packer writes that the incarnation is the greatest mystery of the Christian faith. Referring to John 1:14, he says that at the first Christmas the...

The Ethics of Reading

Most people read to relax. It's much easier for me just to soak up the words as the pages turn than to consider the stance into which I am being drawn....

A Hero Died Today

A hero died today. Neither cast in cape, nor endowed with supernatural powers, Except that power of love unwavering. A hero died today. It is right for us, the world...

Doodle: "Isn't Exclusivity Intolerant?"

Few Christian doctrines are more vehemently scorned than exclusivity. Not only does it presuppose that large swathes of people are, and have been, very wrong about who God is, but...

William Golding and Original Sin

As Lord of the Flies draws to an end, William Golding writes, "Ralph wept for the end of innocence, the darkness of man's heart." Though the story concludes with rescue,...