The Light of a Dark World

The Light of a Dark World

The Lord Jesus Christ came to our world as a helpless babe. He was born in Bethlehem, and the angel announced to the shepherds as they watched over their flocks by night, “Behold, I bring you good tidings of great joy, which shall be to all people. For unto you is born this day in the city of David a Saviour, which is Christ the Lord. And this shal

Christmas: Should We Observe it?

Christmas: Should We Observe it?

Christmas as a Holiday “Christmas is coming,” is the note that is sounded throughout our world from east to west and from north to south. With youth, those of mature age, and even the aged, it is a period of general rejoicing, of great gladness. But what is Christmas, that it should demand so much attention? ... The twenty-fifth of December is supp

Plot Twist: Our Adventist-Imported Paganism

Plot Twist: Our Adventist-Imported Paganism

As I serve in ministry and especially when the holidays approach, I’m often surprised by the number of articles and advocates I come across on any number of topics associating certain beliefs and practices with paganism. Reference to paganism is often used as a primary argument against the practice of everything from Christmas, to wearing jewelry,

Christmas, Chaos, and the Christ

Christmas, Chaos, and the Christ

During this time of the year: Thanksgiving and especially Christmas—“The Holidays”—there are numerous people who feel a deep despairing sense of depression, hopelessness, and helplessness. As a Christian, this is the most opportune time for me to share the Gospel with them. People minds, hearts, and souls have been pounded into submission—marinated

A Unique Savior: The Significance of the Christmas Story

A Unique Savior: The Significance of the Christmas Story

  Many Roads or One Way? For many, December, other than signaling the end of the year, is synonymous with Christmas. Weeks before Christmas morning, it is possible to sense its nearness through the decoration, music and advertisement so ubiquitous to modern society. Even though we know that the 25th of December isn’t the real birthdate of Jesu