Rethinking Christmas

Rethinking Christmas

A snippet from an article I wrote recently for Christian Today: Domestic violence incidents spike at Christmas. In fact, all kinds of violence escalate at this time of the year. Brawls from heavy drinking, drug-taking and the tensions in families, keep police,...
Short Devotion : Matthew 1:16

Short Devotion : Matthew 1:16

Read more of my short devotions on this blog or on Pinterest. “Jacob the father of Joseph, the husband of Mary, and Mary was the mother of Jesus who is called the Messiah.” Matthew 1:16 Matthew makes a point of not calling Joseph the father of Jesus,...
Book Review : Songs of Christmas

Book Review : Songs of Christmas

Songs of Christmas as the sub-title tells us, is the stories and significance of 20 well-loved carols. The book was produced last Christmas as part of Our Daily Bread ministry. I’m actually not a great lover of carols, only because I find them over-utilized at...
Quote by Soren Kierkegaard

Quote by Soren Kierkegaard

First posted in 2006, a Christmas thought. Only a Rumor by Soren Kierkegaard “… Magi from the east came to Jerusalem and asked, ‘Where is the one who has been born king of the Jews? We saw his star in the east and have come to worship him.’ When King...
Book Review : The Mighty Mighty King

Book Review : The Mighty Mighty King

 The Mighty Mighty King by Penny Morrison is a delightful rhyming book based on the Christmas story. Penny has suggested actions for the children to do while the story is being read to encourage their engagement and I can see this working well. Lisa Flanagan has done...
Devotional Thought : Luke 2:34-35

Devotional Thought : Luke 2:34-35

“Then Simeon blessed them and said to Mary, his mother: ‘ … And a sword will pierce your own soul too.’” Luke 2:34-35 Midst the excitement of that first Christmas with angels appearing and shepherds praising God, we find a prophesy of future pain. “A sword will...