Some of the first missionaries to be sent from America were African Americans. Sadly, their stories are often neglected. Long before Adoniram Judson left for Burma, there were faithful Christians laboring in the gospel to plant churches in America and send the gospel beyond our borders.
Every Christmas I publish a dragon book for my kids. This year with our move to Ohio, a writing project due, and still trying to establish productive work rhythms, I didn’t get a dragon story together in time. So I decided to make them one for Valentine’s Day. I gave it to them this morning at breakfast.
C.S. Lews once compared friendship to art and philosophy. His point? From a purely evolutionary perspective they have no survival value, rather friendship “is one of those things which give value to survival.”
In the fullness of time God sent his Son,” Paul writes in the fourth chapter of Galatians. I recently preached a sermon on this passage by the title “The Cadence of Providence” in chapel at Cedarville University.
Imagine an elderly Jewish man tucking his grandchildren in bed nearly two thousand years. His son is imprisoned for the allegation that he didn’t pay all of his taxes to the Roman government. He encourages his grandchildren with the promises of God telling them that everything will be okay before he gives them a final hug.
Perhaps I’ve read too much C.S. Lewis and J.R.R. Tolkien, but I sometimes wonder if the demons sang a song of lament as the angels praised God for the good news of the Incarnation. Maybe they pounded their “pitchforks” on the ground to keep rhythm. I imagine their lyrics as diametrically opposed to Oh Holy Night.
I probably have your attention with a headline like that. It sounds like copy taken from a Valentine’s advertisement. It’s actually commentary from a Time magazine article on C.S. Lewis.
How should you, as a Christian, respond if your nominee of choice wasn’t elected? What would Jesus do? Here’s a clear biblical model to follow.
Our family tradition on Christmas eve is to read a dragon storybook that I make for our family every year. The first dragon story recounted the history of Southern Seminary with “The Dragon in the Drain.” Two years ago the dragon book was an allegorical account of the Reformation. …