We often get so caught up in the joy of Christmas that it's easy to miss all the suffering. But when we do pay attention we find that the almighty God of the universe isn't just with us in Jesus, but He suffers with us as well.
There are a lot of investigations into Scripture that I often think are pointless, like trying to figure out an exact date that Jesus was born on. But then, if Jesus was born on a day that already held important symbolic meaning for the Jews, his actual birthdate would matter...
Jamin uses one of C.S. Lewis' short stories to address the difference between the ways the Christian and the non-Christian celebrates and understands Christmas. Though now that some time has passed since Lewis wrote this paper, his prophetic words cut a bit to the heart: which holiday do Christians actually celebrate now a' days?
In this short Christmas Eve devotional, Jamin preaches on the concept of the "Shekinah"—something seemingly unrelated to Christmas.
Jamin throws a new spin on the Christmas story of the Wise Men. We're they really supposed to be a part of the story or were they just party crashers?
Myisha jumps into the Christmas side story of Zechariah and the unexpected pregnancy of John the Baptist.
Mary's song, "The Magnificat," comes across a bit hilarious. There she is, talking with a relative when all of the sudden she breaks out into song as though she's on broadway. It's odd. Or is it?
The virgin birth is often under scrutiny today, further showing our western enlightened mind's inability to have faith and believe in miracles. Jamin discourses on this subject and tries to give some logic as to why a virgin birth isn't even as weird as we make it out to be.