Monthly Archives: December 2013

And on earth, peace: 7 lessons from Jesus’ birth announcement

And on earth, peace: 7 lessons from Jesus’ birth announcement

And there were shepherds living out in the fields nearby, keeping watch over their flocks at night. An angel of the Lord appeared to them, and the glory of the Lord shone around them, and they were terrified. But the angel said to them, “Do not be afraid. I bring you good news that will […]

Surprising grace

Surprising grace

If Jesus were born today, would we recognize it? Would we be surprised at the grace yet embrace his incomparable gift? It is God’s surprising grace, of sending his Son as a tiny baby who would give his own life and then defeat death, that we celebrate as we commemorate the birth of our Savior… […]