Good morning. I write today from Chattanooga, Tennessee. We drove 824 rainy miles yesterday (with only 3 brief stops) to come down here and celebrate Christmas with family. We are glad to be in the South!
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Jim Elliff has a helpful little article on your inevitable times together with unbelieving friends and family.
Melissa Kruger continues to encourage people to read the entire Bible in 2016. In this article she answers a series of objections.
Here’s a narrative retelling of the nativity story.
Randy Alcorn takes on this question.
“Let me honor You by becoming a world-famous author! How about that? Let me do something big and impressive in my church. Let me put this college degree to use … You will be so glorified, I promise!”
This Day in 1899. 116 years ago today, D.L. Moody died. He had famously said, “Someday you will read in the papers that Moody is dead. Don’t you believe a word of it. At that moment I shall be more alive than I am now.” *
Vance Christie shares an interesting and life-shaping little anecdote from the life of William Carey.
This is kind of fun—the official Beatles YouTube channel has been uploading HD videos of some of their vintage performances (though I suppose all of their performances are vintage, aren’t they?).
Sometimes the godliest thing you can do in the universe is get a good night’s sleep. —D.A. Carson