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  • The story of the shepherds is a pretty familiar one for many during the Christmas season. The story of these sheep herders has been told in church pageants, Christmas parades, songs, and even movies. And yet, while there is familiarity within

  • In 2017, my wife was pregnant with our first child. We had just recently found out that we were going to be having a boy and we were thick in trying to come up with names for our little guy. This wasn’t just a pick-and-choose exercise, we wanted

  • The Christmas season is upon us. Stores may have had their giant Santa inflatables and plastic Rudolph up for months but there is something about this time, these first few days after Thanksgiving, which usher in the coming season. Lights are

  • Advent is a season of anticipation and hopefulness; it is a time in which we rejoice in the One who has come, the One who has conquered sin and death, the One who has perfectly fulfilled God’s promise of a Savior.

  • So often, it feels as though the faith of many, myself included, can become a part of a compartmentalized approach to our lives. Rather than being something that guides, and forms, and defines the way in which we live, the gospel becomes part of

  • Captured within John’s gospel there is a short passage of the third time that Christ revealed Himself to His disciples following His resurrection. If we’re not careful, we’ll read over it, chalk it up as another resurrection appearance, and move

  • In Christ we have freedom from sins to be forgiven. In Christ we have purpose and an opportunity to live for something beyond ourselves. In Christ we experience victory over sin and death and now live out that victory by the power of the Holy

  • What do you do when you come to the tomb and find it empty? What do you do when your Lord and Savior, the One who was beaten, crucified, and killed, is put into the grave and when you visit it a few days later, you find that He is no longer

  • Jesus is dead. He has been crucified and given up His Spirit. He’s not asleep or passed out from His wounds; there is no life in His body, no air in His lungs. He is dead. That’s the curtain closer. And yet, while the curtain has closed the

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