Mark D. Roberts
Christmas Archives

Peace on Earth! Luke 2:8-14 “Glory to God in highest heaven,      and peace on earth to those with whom God is pleased.” Luke 2:14 Merry Christmas! Yes, I know it’s the day after Christmas. But many Christians think of …Read More

Yesterday I shared the story of my daughter Kara’s “miraculous” silence when, as a seven-week-old baby, she played the baby Jesus in our church’s Christmas Eve pageant. No crying she makes? Indeed! There’s another chapter in that story. Except for …Read More

I expect you may have heard your pastor complain about the line in “Away in a Manger” that proclaims, “The little Lord Jesus, no crying he makes.” I admit that I have been one of those pastors. Though I did …Read More

Cathy Lynn Grossman, religion writer for USA Today, raises an intriguing issue in her blog, Faith & Reason. In her post, “Christmas cards wish good will toward (mostly) all,” Grossman notes that some Christmas cards offer peace and goodwill, following …Read More

A Tough Season for Believers Ross Douthat, columnist for the New York Times, suggests that Christmastime is, in fact, a “Tough Season for Believers.” Here’s how his recent Op-Ed Column in the Times begins: Christmas is hard for everyone. But …Read More

Hey, I’m fully aware and supportive of the fact that “Jesus is the reason for the season.” And I’m all for keeping Christ in Christmas, but somebody in my local Blockbuster video store might want to think twice about how …Read More

We’re all familiar with the Christmas stories in the biblical Gospels. We know well Matthew’s story that focuses on Joseph and the visit of the Magi. And we love Luke’s narrative with Mary, a manger, and the shepherds. But there …Read More

I have a new collection of Christmas music and I love it. Jeff Johnson and Brian Dunning have teamed up once again to produce a stellar album of Christmas music. Their earlier Christmas collections, A Quiet Knowing Christmas and Stars …Read More

Okay, okay. I am usually pretty cranky about businesses that put up Christmas decorations before Thanksgiving. But yesterday I saw something that deserves some attention. I was at a business meeting at the Gaylord Texan Hotel in Grapevine, Texas, near …Read More