Longing for the Divine

Posts tagged ‘Christmas’

Pagan Magi Can Find Jesus

Instead of aiming to reject every pagan influence, let’s keep our focus on Jesus. The radically humble and loving way that God came into this world remains significant. While we should affirm biblical teachings and be grateful for the special revelation God has given us, we should recognize that God shines light on others—even heathen outsiders—who may have something to teach us.

A Word from Bethlehem

The Christmas story must respond to the tears and pain of those who have walked through the valley of broken humanity. If God is so peaceful, why does such brutality, war, and murder happen to a child from Bethlehem?

God with Us

The message of the incarnation often gets lost in the commonness of the Christmas tradition. As we enjoy the Christmas scenery, we end up missing the real Jesus.