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Favorite Holiday Songs (Section 2)

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Part 4 in the series: More Christmas Carol Surprises Permalink for this post / Permalink for this series Three years ago I posted the list of the top 25 Christmas songs according to ASCAP (The American Society of Composers and […]

Favorite Holiday Songs (Section 1)

posted by Mark D. Roberts

Part 3 in the series: More Christmas Carol Surprises Permalink for this post / Permalink for this series I can still remember the moment many years ago when my youth leader at church said, “You know, ‘Jingle Bells’ really isn’t […]

Favorite Christmas Carols

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Part 2 in the series: More Christmas Carol Surprises Permalink for this post / Permalink for this series What are your favorite Christmas carols? From one perspective this is an easy question. My guess is you already have some answers […]

More Christmas Carol Surprises

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Part 1 in the series: More Christmas Carol Surprises Permalink for this post / Permalink for this series Three years ago I did a blog series called Christmas Carol Surprises. As we draw near to Christmas, I thought it might […]

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Why Did Jesus Have to Die? Conclusions
In this series on the death of Jesus, I have presented four different perspectives on why Jesus had to die: Roman, Jewish, Jesus’, and Early Christian. I believe that each of these points of view has merit, and that we cannot fully understand the necessity of Jesus’ death without taking them all

posted 2:47:39am Apr. 11, 2011 | read full post »

Sunday Inspiration from the High Calling
Can We Find God in the City? Psalm 48:1-14 Go, inspect the city of Jerusalem. Walk around and count the many towers. Take note of the fortified walls, and tour all the citadels, that you may describe them to future generations. For that is what God is like. He is our God forever and ever,

posted 2:05:51am Apr. 10, 2011 | read full post »

Why Did Jesus Have to Die? The Perspective of the First Christians, Part 3
An Act and Symbol of Love Perhaps one of the most startling of the early Christian interpretations of the cross was that it was all about love. It’s easy in our day, when crosses are religious symbols, attractive ornaments, and trendy jewelry to associate the cross with love. But, in the first

posted 2:41:47am Apr. 08, 2011 | read full post »

Why Did Jesus Have to Die? The Perspective of the First Christians, Part 2
The Means of Reconciliation In my last post, I examined one of the very earliest Christian statements of the purpose of Jesus’ death. According to the tradition encapsulated in 1 Corinthians 15, Jesus died “for our sins in accordance with the scriptures” (15:3). Yet this text doesn’t expl

posted 2:30:03am Apr. 07, 2011 | read full post »


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