Why the Virgin Birth Matters

This post is adapted from The First Days of Jesus: The Story of the Incarnation by Andreas Köstenberger and Alexander Stewart. Questioning the Virgin Birth In Matthew 1:22-23, the Gospel writer interrupts the flow...


A Brief History of "Joy to the World"

This post is adapted from Joy for the World: How Christianity Lost Its Cultural Influence and Can Begin Rebuilding It by Greg Forster. An Accidental Classic Did you know that “Joy to the World” was...


God Is Great, God Is Good

This post by Lee Tankersley is adapted from the ESV Women's Devotional Bible. Have You Forgotten? Those of us growing up with Christian parents may have recited a blessing around the dinner table that began,...


The Garden of Eden 2.0

This post by Dane C. Ortlund is adapted from the ESV Men's Devotional Bible. Eden Restored Three centuries ago the New England pastor Jonathan Edwards wrote, Every atom in the universe is managed by Christ...


Christmas Is for the Poor and Humble

This post is adapted from Luke: That You May Know the Truth by R. Kent Hughes, which is part of the Preaching the Word commentary series. An Unexpected Setting Without a doubt we could spend...