Advent, Week 3: What Made the Wise Men Wise?

At the time of the birth of Jesus, the term Wise Men spoke of people who studied sacred writings, astrology, and dreams and who pursued wisdom in general. While we really don’t know much about the backgrounds of these star seekers, the very fact they set out on a long...

The End of an Era

In reflecting on this Christmas season, I happened to be struck with a thought – we celebrate the coming of our Savior at the end of the year. At first, that seemed ironic. How could we be reaching the end when our redemption is just beginning? Then, I...

Advent, Week 2: What Do You Worship?

As a few of my friends and I enter into week two of Max Lucado’s online Advent study, Because of Bethlehem, we found an interesting question: what do you worship? Max defines worship as ‘trusting in an object or activity to give us life or meaning.’ So what do you...

Advent, Week 1: Time For A New Perspective

“It’s beginning to look a lot like Christmas!” This past Sunday marked the beginning of Advent – the four weeks before the commemoration of the birth of Christ. Advent was designed to be a time of preparation and anticipation for that great season of Hope and Love. It...

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