Christian Calendar

Romans, Martin Luther and 1515

Close up of a stone statue of Martin Luther In two years from now, many Christians will be commemorating the 500th anniversary of the Protestant Reformation.  Already there are signs of this significant date…

Opening Day or Good Friday?

Is it a happy coincidence that Opening Day of baseball season usually comes in Holy Week,  or that baseball coincides with a season of…

The History of Christmas

Truth is, we don’t know exactly when Jesus was born.  Most think the year was between 1 and  4 BC.  (A glitch in the…

Why Evangelicals Need Advent

On the phone the other day, a Baptist friend asked me—“what is advent?”  It’s a good question.  I grew up not knowing anything about…