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Living My Faith

Do not be afraid

My grandma Novotny used to love wearing angel sweatshirts. Standard-issue gray with long sleeves and an angel stitched onto the chest. I can still…

Bible 101

Two-way Christmas traffic

Of the many, many astonishing features of the events of the first Christmas, one of the most astounding is how few people noticed anything…

Bible 101

Heroes of Christmas: Zechariah

When people say they were speechless after some shock, their silence probably didn’t last very long. In a minute or two they opened up…

Bible 101

Is there really a devil?

Charles Darwin’s 1859 theories on natural selection and survival of the fittest initiated a large-scale abandonment of the Bible’s teachings on creation. Among the…

Bible 101

Do angels really exist?

The existence of angels is a matter of faith. Doubtless because of strict orders from God, they do not reveal themselves except in very…

Living My Faith

How can you make the most of Christmas?

In 48 hours, it’ll all be over. For the past two months, most retailers and radio stations have been preparing you for this moment….

Bible 101

Flame on!

He was in his 80s, and he’d been through a lot. Exile. Conscription. Promotion. Betrayal. A failed execution-by-lion. And now a revelation from God….

Life’s Challenges

Do not be afraid!

Do not be afraid! Mary, you have found favor with God. You will conceive and give birth to a Son, and you will name…

Living My Faith

Chasing Christmas contentment

Contentment at Christmas isn’t on most people’s radar. We buy more, ask for more, demand more. Even when our houses are bursting and we…

Bible 101

Angels: God’s limos

What’s the best ride you ever had? A big touring motorcycle? Luxury coach? Hot air balloon? Wedding party bus? Stretch limo? First-class cabin on…

Bible 101

Angels: God’s bailiffs

Judgment day will be a very busy time for God’s holy angels. Half of them will be appointed to serve as God’s bailiffs, arresting…

Bible 101

Angels: God’s child protectors

Some of the sweetest religious art depicts winged angels hovering over children walking or sleeping in their little beds. Those images are not just…