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Arizona made national news again, but it was not necessarily in a good way. My sister back in Indiana called me last week. She was watching the news and wanted to know what on Earth was happening in Arizona. When SB 1062 passed both chambers of the legislature, a friend from high school who connects with me via Facebook wrote, “Chalk up another one for religion.”
New York • Hollywood may be hoping for a little less drama in 2014.
The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints is inviting the community to experience live music and a live nativity scene at its first “Oh Holy Night: A Living Nativity” this Saturday from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m.
Christmas is right around the corner and Lamb of God Lutheran Church in Ahwatukee will put together its annual live nativity scene to further the holiday spirit for the entire Ahwatukee Foothills community.
I recently purchased a Messianic roots seal pendant. An artifact with this symbol was discovered in Israel within the past 50 years and dates back nearly 2000 years ago. Supposedly it was created and used in ancient Jerusalem by some of the earliest Jews who believed in Christ as the Messiah.
You may remember one of the most well-known miracles that Jesus performed in Mark, chapter 6: Thousands have gathered, it’s getting late, and most (if not all) are hungry. The natives are starting to get restless, and much like I get when I’m hungry, I’m sure that irritability was going up as patience was on the decline. So, Jesus tells the disciples to feed the masses of people who had followed them there, to which their first thought was to make a run to the local market and buy all the bread they had left (Mark 6:37). We know where the story goes from there — Jesus performs another miracle, turning close to nothing into a feast, satisfying all who were hungry.
I recently heard something pointed out that had not occurred to me before last week. At Jesus’ baptism, God told Jesus He loved Him and was pleased with Him BEFORE any public ministry had occurred.
It’s such a strange feeling when you know something is done. Our son just turned 20 and his teen years are in the past. Our oldest daughter will graduate in May and her lifetime of home-schooling days will be over. My sister’s fiancé is retiring after more than 35 years with the Denver Fire Department. There is such finality in all these things. When they’re over, they’re over.
One of my favorite parts of scripture has always been the story of the last supper. Every spring as we move towards Holy Week, I’m always drawn back to that last night Jesus spent with his disciples around the table. But the reason I’m so fond of that part of the Gospels is because of the moment where Jesus begins to wash the feet of his friends.
I have always been more interested in the questions than the answers. I guess that is because the questions begin conversations and answers, even the good ones, end them.
Words spoken more than 4,000 years ago — it was written, and prophesied, that Jesus would be born of a virgin. Isaiah 9:6 — “For unto us a Child is born, unto us a Son is given; and the government shall be upon His shoulders; and His name shall be called Wonderful, Counsellor, The Mighty God, The Everlasting Father, The Prince of Peace.”
Last month I found myself standing in a place that I hadn’t planned on being that day: a cemetery.
My dad traveled quite a bit when I was younger. But even as a father who was away from home a lot, he was very intentional about handwriting letters and mailing them to me on his business trips. While you would normally find them stashed away in my closet as I was growing up, I would occasionally pull them out to remember what it was that moved me to hang on to them for so long.
Hollywood is respecting the environment and recycling - again.
The idea that set Lamb of God Lutheran's outdoor live nativity scene apart in Ahwatukee Foothills came from Pastor Scott Martz's son.
‘Arthur Christmas" is the new satire from Sony Pictures Animation and Aardman Animations that delves into the world of Santa Claus and how he manages to deliver all those presents in a single night. This isn't an entirely original premise. We've seen this scenario before in movies like "The Santa Clause" and the Emmy-winning Disney holiday special, "Prep & Landing." Even "Family Guy" had a hilarious Christmas episode last year about an overworked, dying Santa entrusting his sleigh and gifts to Stewie and Brian. While this idea has been rehashed time and time again, "Arthur Christmas" is still a well-executed take on the Santa Claus mythology with a unique wit and charm.
I'm one of the most forgetful people you'll meet.