Selective Audience

The birth of a child is a special event for any family. We’re extremely selective when it comes to inviting people into the experience. God’s angels invited shepherds to the most momentous event in history–the birth of His Son. Ever wonder why? I...

A Chilling Nativity Scene

Living Nativity This Friday, Saturday, and Sunday evening, weather permitting, we celebrate Christmas on the Hillside of Church of the Open Door with worship centered on the Incarnation of our Savior, Jesus Christ and wrapped around a living nativity scene. Saint...

No Special Privileges

The Unprivileged God I’m awed that when God became a man, He didn’t demand special privileges. The earthy birth stories of the gospels vigorously refute the sanitized scenes of church nativity pageants and religious Christmas cards. There was nothing silent about that...

Peace in the Meantime

I’m a writer, but I’m not a poet. I enjoy great poetry, which means that I do not enjoy most “Christian” poetry. The syrupy, over-rhymed, sing-songy stuff that we read on a lot of Christmas cards is really pretty gaggy to me. My friend and co-laborer in Christ here at...