The Beginning of Christmas We are now full-blown into the Christmas season. I know some who have had their tree up and house decorated since Halloween. Others are not that much into all the hoopla and will wait until the last minute to do any shopping. And there are some crazy shoppers out there! I … Continue reading The Beginning of Christmas
The Shepherds of Bethlehem
We are right now in the midst of the greatest season of the year for most people – especially for retail businesses. Thousands of people are either out there shopping or online, even this morning, struggling to find the perfect gift for someone they know. I heard about one man who left to go do … Continue reading The Shepherds of Bethlehem
When did the story of Christmas begin? The world had its ideas. The Bible also tells us of that beginning, but in very different ways in each of the four gospels.
The Real Christmas Story, Part 4
This is the final installment of a series dealing with myths that have grown up around the story of Advent as recorded by Luke in chapter 2 of his gospel. What really happened with the shepherds in the story?
The Real Christmas Story, Part 3
This is the third installment on this series of articles dealing with the traditions and myths that surround Luke’s story of the birth of Jesus in the second chapter of his gospel. In this article and the next, we will look at the story of the shepherds. We will try to peel back the layers of tradition to find out what really happened on the night of Advent.
The Real Christmas Story, Part 2
This is the second article in a short series dealing with the myths that have grown up around the birth of Jesus as first recorded by Luke in his gospel. Dealing with traditions as ingrained as those associated with the Christmas story is like treading on thin ice, but we need to evaluate all that we believe to be sure that what we believe is supported by the written word of God. In this article, we will deal with the fact that there was no room in the inn.
The Christmas Story – For Real
In this article, we will take a look at the familiar story of the first Christmas as Luke related it to us in his gospel - apart from the myths.