Happiness is talked about, expected, and hoped for more in December than in any other month in our culture's calendar. Find that hard to believe? Consider the songs that are piped through our car radios, elevators, grocery stores, and shopping malls. We sing more about happiness and cheer during this season than any other time of the year: "Have yourself a merry little...Keep Reading
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How do we understand the sovereignty of a good God who allows his people to suffer? How do we as a people love one another well when a member suffers? We need to explore together how to make sense of suffering and sovereignty and learn what it means to lament and hope together as a community....
[This post is a follow up to "The Problem with Holiday Happiness".] I had never thought about it until this year, but it's curious that we sing more about happiness and cheer in December than in any other month of the year. But as I observed in Part One of this two-part series, despite the all the encouragement to have a holly jolly Christmas, there's a problem with holid...Keep Reading
Night has broken. Dawn has given way to light. The people who walked in darkness have seen a great light. And he is called wonderful Counselor. Mighty God. Everlasting Father. Prince of peace. Our Advent longing has given way to Christmas joy. Charles Wesley penned these words to capture this miracle of incarnation: "Come to earth to taste our sadness Thou whose glori...Keep Reading