Reading Time: 14 minutes By: Brad Moore
Christ on the Cross this Good Friday

Introduction

Good Friday is a day of great meaning for Christians worldwide, marking the pivotal moment in the history when Jesus Christ willingly suffered and died on the cross for the sins of humanity. This recognition of this solemn occasion, observed as a time of reflection, gratitude, and reverence, dates back to at least the 4th century, when the term “Good Friday” first appeared. In this context, the word “good” can also be understood as “holy” or “pious,” emphasizing the sacred nature of this day.

Reading Time: 16 minutes By: Brad Moore
The Presence of God seen in the clouds

Introduction

How many times have I heard it.  Someone commenting on an event or tragedy saying it “must have been God’s plan.”  Can we say that the loving God of the universe, sovereign in justice and judgement plans for individuals to experience misfortune and tragedy?  Does that make Him capricious?  If you are a Christian, you might find thinking or talking like this is a near heresy.  If you are nonreligious, you may find these situations as justification that God is not worthy of your love and devotion. 

Reading Time: 13 minutes By: Brad Moore
Traditional Nativity showing Mary, Joseph and Baby Jesus

A popular Christmas song you might hear during the season would be the twelve days of Christmas.  You know the one – “On the first day of Christmas, my true love gave to me…”  Let me change this up just a little this year as I present the twelve things people generally get wrong about the real, biblical account of Christmas that comes to us from Mathew and Luke.

These errors that people make arise from many sources including popular imagery on cards, movies and stories we retell as we remember that first Christmas.