Here are the top posts from the blog in 2017. Which were your favs? Did you miss any? Leave your own vote for another post in the comments.
It’s post-Christmas. Beware of how quickly society seeks to bury the manger underneath the mundane. As much as our culture wants Christmas to come, it wants the Christ of Christmas to disappear quickly. We have freely received – again. How can we freely give to keep Christmas alive?
The plethora of ginkgo leaves in downtown Blacksburg, along with a $5 million gift to Radford University, got me thinking about my church’s building campaign… and what to do when we lack.
The iPhone X. Is it truly innovative? Or is Apple guilty of tweaking? It *feels* like a new phone, and has so much promise, but new gestures and the facial recognition security made me finally X the X.
Trite Christmas expressions like “Jesus is the reason for the season” are true – but they lack the power of a personal expression of how much Jesus means to you. Sing. Declare. Proclaim. Here’s my own inadequate attempt to point to Jesus this season and to lend a note to the global chorus that Jesus loves me.
Christmas is not just about Jesus. It requires RESPONSE to Jesus. Here are four responses we see in the first Christmas. What is yours?
A quick peek at the history behind #GivingTuesday reveals it’s a successful social initiative begun in 2012. Help foster generosity by giving yourself and then sharing about the organizations you’re supporting and why.
Embracing humility is the only path to experiencing true Thanksgiving. A leper can teach us more than a turkey.