Tag: Christmas

Dumpster Diving

In those days Caesar Augustus issued a decree that a census should be taken of the entire Roman world. 2 (This was the first census that took place while Quirinius was governor of Syria.) 3 And everyone went to their own town to register…. Read More

“Hello, My Name Is Jesus”

It was the nametag. The first time I put on my nametag at Disneyland was when I believed I actually had a job at the Happiest Place on Earth. Up until then, it didn’t seem quite real. To be sure, I went… Read More

A Christmas Life – Part 5 of our Truth About Christmas Sermon Series

Christmas is a big letdown. Now don’t get me wrong. I love pretty much everything about Christmas. It’s my favorite holiday of the year. I love gift giving. I love singing Christmas songs. I love Christmas decorations. I love trimming the Christmas… Read More

The Meaning of Christmas

Christmas is a big letdown. Now don’t get me wrong. I love pretty much everything about Christmas. It’s my favorite holiday of the year. I love gift giving. I love singing Christmas songs. I love Christmas decorations. I love trimming the Christmas… Read More

The Sound of Music – Part 3 of our Truth of Christmas Advent Series

There is a war on Christmas! And it’s not being fought in the trenches of the outside world, but right here in the church! Can you guess what it is? Is it about the commercialization of Christmas? No. Is it about the… Read More

Festivus for the Rest of Us! – Part 1 of our Truth of Christmas Series

Festivus for the rest of us! That was the shout out from George Costanza’s father on a 1997 episode of Seinfeld. George’s dad, tired of the rampant commercialization of Christmas, decided to make his own holiday called Festivus. As he proclaimed, “A… Read More

Unexpected Places

When I was in third grade, there was a kid named Mario. Most people had a Mario in their class growing up. He was the local bully and he liked to pick on other kids.  He always hung out with these two… Read More