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Wishing you a Merry, but also a Gospel-centered Christmas
Posted December 24th, 2009 by Mike Hubbard

Sometimes at Christmas, it gets difficult to come up with new ways to wish you a Merry Christmas, and remind you to keep Christ at the center of your focus. Geez, it is hard for me to remind myself of these things. Too often, the message of Jesus’ birth and life becomes routine, because we […]

Website with gift ideas for giving presence
Posted December 17th, 2009 by Mike Hubbard

One of the key thoughts in the Advent Conspiracy emphasis is that we need to re-think some of our gifts.  Nothing wrong with Christmas gifts, at all.  But the challenge is to give our presence as well, to be relational with our giving.  The website rethinkingchristmas.com is an online clearinghouse of ideas for gifts and […]

Tips for dads during Christmas
Posted December 10th, 2009 by Mike Hubbard

Hey dads (if you are not a dad, pass it on to your dad or someone you know who is a dad)!  At the heart of Christmas is the gift of relationship, that God sent His Son Jesus so that we could draw us into a relationship with Himself.  As a dad, one of the […]

Great Slate Magazine Article – “Happy Crossmas!”
Posted April 8th, 2009 by Brandon Allen

It’s a few weeks old, but Slate Magazine published an article about why Easter has resisted the commercialization and de-spiritualization experienced with Christmas. Well written, and definitely gives you something to think about. Happy Crossmas! Why Easter stubbornly resists the commercialism that swallowed Christmas.

Merry Christmas – May you find the joy of Ebenezer!
Posted December 24th, 2008 by Mike Hubbard

Since we have been doing a series on the story of Ebenezer Scrooge in A Christmas Carol, I thought I’d send out a post wishing everyone a Merry Christmas, and encouraging you to find the joy of Scrooge.  Here are the last two paragraphs in Dickens’ book. Scrooge was better than his word.  He did […]