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What Child is This?

The Heidelberg Catechism, Q&A 35-37 Q&A #35 Q. What do you confess when you say: He was conceived by the Holy Spirit, born of the virgin Mary? A. The eternal Son of God, who is and remains true and eternal … Continue reading

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Advent Longing

This coming Sunday marks the beginning of the Advent season. I love this time of the year. Beginning the fourth Sunday before Christmas, the church since the fourth century has celebrated the coming of the Lord Jesus Christ by focusing … Continue reading

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Santa vs. Jesus

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O Come, O Come, Emmanuel

This coming Sunday marks the beginning of the Advent season. I love this time of the year. Beginning the fourth Sunday before Christmas, the church since the fourth century has celebrated the coming of the Lord Jesus Christ by focusing … Continue reading

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Singing Through Sorrow

A 20-year-old man, Adam Lanza, first killed his mother Nancy and then, dressed in combat gear, drove the short distance to Sandy Hook Elementary School in Newtown, Connecticut and began shooting. With two semiautomatic pistols and one semiautomatic rifle Lanza … Continue reading

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Jingle All the Way?

Each Christmas season I find myself moved again and again by the profound truths we sing about in some of our better Christmas songs. Take, for example, these lyrics from Silent Night: Silent night, holy night Son of God, love’s … Continue reading

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“… let it be to me according to your word.”

These were the words of Mary after she learned how she would conceive and give birth to the “Son of the Most High” (cf. Lk. 1:26-38). You remember the story: the angel Gabriel comes to Mary privately in the humble setting … Continue reading

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