Christmas

 
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A Christmas jazz album that points to Jesus

By Jeff Koch
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Music | Many jazz-themed Christmas albums are an ill-considered hash of cheesy arrangements that seem more like an opportunistic lunge for a quick Christmas buck than…

Born to us a Savior

Born to us a Savior

By La Shawn Barber
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Faith & Inspiration | Christmas in the United States is a secularized holiday that even the most zealous unbeliever enjoys. Who doesn’t appreciate time off from work, opening…

Christmas in no man’s land

By Andrée Seu Peterson
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Faith & Inspiration | One of the stranger phenomena in the annals of history is the Christmas truce of 1914. It was a parenthesis of peace in the middle of World War I—a brief,

Thanks be to God for His indescribable gift!

Thanks be to God for His indescribable gift!

By The Editors
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WORLD | With hearts filled with gratitude, we wish you a Merry Christmas!

The courage not to be nice

The courage not to be nice

By Amy Henry
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Culture | If you have children or, well, ears, these last few weeks you’ve been pummeled with various renditions of “Santa Claus Is Coming to Town” with its…

Born in a stable, raised in the ’burbs

Born in a stable, raised in the ’burbs

By Keith Miller
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Cities | During my church’s celebration of the third Sunday of Advent, I was again struck by the absurdity of it all. The eternal God of the universe chose not only…

A gift that will keep on giving

A gift that will keep on giving

By Cal Thomas
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Education | Each year during the period of conspicuous consumption known as Christmas shopping, I try to think of a gift that will not be returned, exchanged, or…

Scrooge transformed by grace

By Andrée Seu Peterson
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Faith & Inspiration | Ebenezer Scrooge’s life, like every Christian’s, is bifurcated into part one and part two. All the life of sin falls away to one side, and all the life of…

Overcoming the Ghost of Christmas Yet to Come

By Andrée Seu Peterson
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Faith & Inspiration | Ebenezer Scrooge was, by all accounts, a bad man. True, he never murdered anyone. And it cannot be imagined that he ever loved a woman enough to veer close to…

A Christmas do-over

A Christmas do-over

By Bill Newton
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Faith & Inspiration | Jamie, a precocious 7-year-old with curly auburn hair, steel blue eyes, and a slight lisp when she talks, was walking backward through her house. Her dad…

It’s messy in the middle this Christmas

It’s messy in the middle this Christmas

By Andrée Seu Peterson
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Faith & Inspiration | It’s the Christmas season and I’m thinking about how wrong everything seems—my husband David hospitalized in pain for three days with no solution in…

Seeing my pride in the protester wearing a green sweater

Seeing my pride in the protester wearing a green sweater

By Chelsea Kolz Boes
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Faith & Inspiration | This year’s nursing home caroling service smelled more like death than ever before. Despite this, with one electric piano, one violin, 12 church people, and…

 
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