Remember Christian charities at end of year, ECFA president says

Christmas is a season of sharing, our last opportunity to finish the year well. Let's end 2011 strong with generous gifts to churches and charities that are doing the work of Christ in a hurting world.

GoNowMissions in Moldova

Justin CatheyJustin Cathey of Texas A&M University – Kingsville was part of a GoNowMissions team of six students and one adult sponsor that returned Dec. 17 from a week-long trip working with orphans in Moldova.

Commentary: Black Fridays and Green Christmases

world missionsI pray for a green Christmas instead of a black one — greenbacks in the offering plates. When we give to Global Missions or the Lottie Moon Christmas Offering, we help trained missionaries keep on delivering the Gift.


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What is the true meaning of Christmas?

Quotes in the News

"It's a Christmas tree. In all honesty, I don't know what more to say about it." --Cullen Werwie

2nd Opinion: Progressing toward Christmas

When observed faithfully and progressively, Advent can prepare us for a Christmas celebration filled with mystical wonder and deep meaning—a spiritual communion that far exceeds the buzz of shallow commercialism.

IN FOCUS: Sing the carols of Christmas this year

Christmas is the subject of a number of wonderful carols and hymns. But remember that Mary, the shepherds and even the angels had their own hymns at the time of Jesus' birth.

Reading the Culture: Dietrich Bonhoeffer's Christmas sermons

I have been encouraged and challenged by Dietrich Bonhoeffer 's triumphant faith. Two of his Christmas sermons especially moved me.

RIGHT OR WRONG? Post-denominational

Some people say this is a post-denominational era. Is thinking "denominationally" still valuable?

DOWN HOME: Incarnate love at Christmastime

The holidays will be extra-fun this year. It's the first Christmas for our new grandson, Ezra.

EDITORIAL: Let's make Christmas about peace

What if we truly celebrated the birth of the Prince of Peace this Christmas? The implications would touch our lives far more personally and intimately than we might imagine.

2nd Opinion: Technology at the end of life

In end-of-life situations, what is the line between modern medicine serving the patient and technology gone awry?


"I'm sorry, but as I was turning around, I may have backed over your moped."

IN FOCUS: Share your best gift this Christmas

What is the best Christmas gift you ever got?

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