Mary, the mother of Jesus, knew only what she could trust but not fully understand. Imagine her fear, wonder, uncertainty and hopeful expectation. Reconsider her story voiced in a beautiful song. ◊ It’s actually an interesting question. Did Mary, the… Read More ›
Question: Did Isaiah Get it Right?
When you look at it more closely, the Old Testament prophet says something very confusing about the Baby Jesus. It’s enough to rattle one’s faith. It rattled mine until I learned this. ◊ Most of us are familiar hearing the… Read More ›
Question: What was the Christmas Star?
Have you heard of the Great Conjunction – the merging of Saturn and Jupiter? Was the iconic Christmas symbol really a new star, a comet, or merely aligned planets? Have you considered another option? ◊ The topic comes up every… Read More ›
Christmas – 2,000 Years in the Making
Not the 2,000 years from Christ’s birth to AD 2022, but from the 2,000 years prior to Christ’s birth. It’s a story for the ages. ◊ The Christmas Story of the birth of Jesus is familiar to children and adults alike as we’ve… Read More ›
Merry Christmas NYC
Even New York City can reconcile a secularized holiday season with the reality of what we’re celebrating. How do you deal with the Jesus thing? ◊ I celebrated Thanksgiving last week in New York City with part of the family. We… Read More ›
The Best of Christmas Biblical Viewpoints
So here we are again – another Christmas. May we all take time to calm and even awaken our hearts, minds, and spirits. Here are 9 brief thought-provoking stories and perspectives from Biblical Viewpoint. Have a Merry Christmas! ◊ Each… Read More ›
The Larger Story of Christmas
Christmas is only the beginning of the climax of a larger story that goes back hundreds of years before the time of Jesus. Even after 400 years of silence. ◊ We are all familiar with the Christmas Story of the birth of… Read More ›
The Tale of Three Trees
A morality tale that fits the season and provides a thoughtful lesson for those of us who have big dreams, great disappointments, or long periods of waiting and longing. ◊ This past week my wife had the chance to read… Read More ›
The New Day (a New Year’s Story)
He hated himself and what he’d become. He felt like a failure. To everyone. Even God. ◊ It’d been so long since he’d seen them that he almost thought he might not recognize them when he drove into his small… Read More ›
What Did Mary Know?
On Christmas Day many years ago, imagine the fear, wonder, uncertainty and hopeful expectation of Mary, the young mother of Jesus. Mary, did you know? I believe she knew something. ◊ It was bad enough that Mary had to deal… Read More ›
What About the Star of Bethlehem?
Lots of talk this year about the merging of Saturn and Jupiter, or the Great Conjunction. Was the iconic symbol of the birth of Christ really a new star, a comet or aligned planets? Have you considered another option? ◊ So,… Read More ›
Still Believe in Christmas in 2020?
Everyone is looking forward to a new year. Getting past Covid and all issues of a challenging year. Does it carry over to a humdrum Christmas too? Do you still even believe in Christmas? ◊ Yes, it’s been a challenging year…. Read More ›