Christmas Reflections – 2018

Christmas

This has been a good Christmas overall. Of course there have been our share of frustrations but there have been some great things as well. Last night, our church had a major outreach to our […]

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Why I Do Blue Christmas on a Sunday Morning

Bue Christmas

What is Blue Christmas? Blue Christmas is an acknowledgment that Christmas isn’t joyful for everyone and that some people feel “blue,” often because of the loss of a loved one. Many churches offer a Blue […]

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Why Our Church Celebrates Advent

Advent

I have had some people surprised that our Baptist church observes Advent. “Isn’t Advent a Catholic thing?” Advent comes natural to me as I was raised Anglican and it was an important part of our […]

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Good News: Blue Christmas

Good News

Advent is one of my favourite seasons of the year. It allows us to prepare ourselves for the birth of Jesus at Christmas. Last year we started at Queen Street Baptist Church to observe something […]

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The Lion, the Lamb and the Manger

Manger

For our family, there are a handful of movies that no Christmas season would be complete without watching together. One of these is the most recent film adaptation of C. S. Lewis’ “The Lion, the […]

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How C.S. Lewis Wrecked My American Christmas

C.S. Lewis

Even though C.S. Lewis died in 1963, he continues to impact people more than ever. Apologist Mary Jo Sharp shares about how reading C.S. Lewis’s Space Trilogy ruined her American Christmas. You can read the […]

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4 Ways in Which the Incarnation of Jesus Christ is Unique

Incarnation

People who subscribe to the Jesus Myth Theory argue that there is nothing unique to the incarnation of Jesus. They attempt to draw all sorts of parallels that end up disappearing as soon as you […]

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He Came Down

He Came Down

If you are having trouble getting into the Christmas spirit, you need to watch this video. It is about a nativity play put on by children with Down Syndrome.

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What Does an Autistic Christmas Look Like?

Autistic

Our two oldest children have autism and currently live together in a group home. For many years our life has been shaped by autism. But when first Abby and then later Logan went to live […]

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And It Was a Merry Christmas

Good News

I have had some good and some bad Christmases. There have been circumstances that I have allowed to turn me into a Scrooge. But this year was different, even though the circumstances that made it […]

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5 Reasons Why Christians Should Reject Santa Claus

Santa Claus

There are still some Christians who acknowledge Santa Claus as a part of their Christmas celebrations. This is unacceptable. As you probably know, Santa Claus is based on the historical figure of St. Nicholas (4th […]

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An Autistic Christmas

Good News

Christmas is a bittersweet time for our family. It is at this time that we really feel the impact of autism. Christmas looks a lot different for us than it would if Logan and Abby […]

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Taking the Incarnation Seriously

As I write this, it is Christmas day. While Dec. 25 is unlikely the day of Jesus’ birth, it is a good day to reflect on the incarnation. I find that the Church has some […]

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Advent Three: The Cross

When we think of Christmas, we think of the manger and the shepherds and many other images. How many of us think of the cross? The word Christmas actually comes from Christ’s Mass. If you […]

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Hark! the Herald Angels Sing

My favorite Christmas carol is Charles Wesley’s classic, Hark! the Herald Angels Sing.  Not only is Wesley my favourite hymn writer in general, this particular carol is filled with theological truth.  This is a great […]

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The Beauty of Mary’s Submission

With Christmas almost here, I thought I would share these words of Francis Schaeffer concerning Mary from his book True Spirituality. It is beautiful, it is wonderful.  She says: ‘Behold, the bondmaid of the Lord; […]

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A Different Kind of Service

We had a wonderful worship service today at Woodford and First Baptist Church Meaford.  It was a service like I had never been to before and I thought I would share about it here.  We […]

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Following the Star

“Now after Jesus was born in Bethlehem of Judea in the days of Herod the king, behold, wise men from the east came to Jerusalem, saying, “Where is he who has been born king of […]

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Merry Christmas!

Christmas

“Now the birth of Jesus Christ took place in this way. When his mother Mary had been betrothed to Joseph, before they came together she was found to be with child from the Holy Spirit. […]

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