The Important Truth in Every Hallmark Christmas Movie

I enjoy bad television. i don’t mean legitimately bad television, rather television that knows it’s bad, but pretends to be good in a tongue-in-cheek kind of way. During Christmas, that means lots of time spent with the various Hallmark channels. I can’t believe I just wrote that! Mary Michael and I have even come up with our… Continue reading The Important Truth in Every Hallmark Christmas Movie

5 Ways to Really Keep Christ in Christmas

Yesterday, I saw a forgotten bumper sticker on the back of a car- Keep Christ in Christmas. It made me think of the manufactured “war on Christmas” that some groups have perpetuated in the last few years. Honestly, it doesn’t really matter if we are saying “Happy Holidays’ or “Merry Christmas” if we ignore the… Continue reading 5 Ways to Really Keep Christ in Christmas

5 Things You Can Do for Your Pastor at Christmas

The administrator at church got in the habit of clearing my calendar and marking me out during the second week of January. The first time it happened I asked her about it. She was smart enough to observe that I put so much into and ran so fast during the Advent season, that once the… Continue reading 5 Things You Can Do for Your Pastor at Christmas

Advent 4 and Christmas Eve

"Love is what we are born with. Fear is what we learn. The spiritual journey is the unlearning of fear and prejudices and the acceptance of love back in our hearts." Marianne Williamson The account of Jesus' birth that we hear today is the foundation of a way of life. The birth of Jesus is… Continue reading Advent 4 and Christmas Eve

Advent 2- Peace

"A voice cries out: “In the wilderness prepare the way of the Lord, make straight in the desert a highway for our God. Every valley shall be lifted up, and every mountain and hill be made low; the uneven ground shall become level, and the rough places a plain." Isaiah 40:3-4 What's alive in you? What's alive in… Continue reading Advent 2- Peace

Killing Baby Jesus

Today's post is a guest post by Michael McCluskey. Michael always makes me think deeper about my own faith and  is one of my favorite conversation partners. He is a junior at Texas Christian University in Fort Worth and a member of Sandy Springs Christian Church in Atlanta. Every year as we Disciples celebrate the… Continue reading Killing Baby Jesus

3 Things You Can Do for Your Pastor at Christmas

The administrator at church got in the habit of clearing my calendar and marking me out during the second week of January. The first time it happened I asked her about it. She was smart enough to observe that I put so much into and ran so fast during the Advent season, that once the… Continue reading 3 Things You Can Do for Your Pastor at Christmas

Jesus Was Not Born So You Could Get a Good Deal on a Televsion

Keep Christ in...Starbucks? The war on Christmas has begun. More precisely, the war on the war on Christmas has begun. This is an annual tradition where some Christians decide that everyone and everything is conspiring together to do away with Christmas and anything having to do with the birth of Jesus all together. The most… Continue reading Jesus Was Not Born So You Could Get a Good Deal on a Televsion