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#FaithandCulture Reading: Christmas Songs, Aging Parents, and Why You Should Go to Church on Christmas

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Why should we care about Christmas songs? What are the challenges associated with ministering to aging parents? Should you go to church on Christmas? And how well do you know the nativity story?

Get thoughtful responses to these questions from Trillia Newbell, Bruce Ashford, J.D. Greear, Tim Challies and Glenn Brooke in today’s #FaithandCulture Reading.


Let’s Do More Than Sing Christmas Songs

Trillia Newbell encourages us to consider the meaning of the words we sing at Christmas. She writes,

As we think of the rich words in these memorable songs, let’s ask God to reveal their meaning to our minds and hearts. I’m praying for fresh grace and joy for us this holiday season—that we might praise and exalt our Savior. Read More>>

The Leadership Challenge of Honoring Our Aging Parents

Glenn Brooke offers a biblical framework and specific suggestions for honoring aging parents. He writes,

e celebrate the many medical advances resulting in more children surviving to adulthood. We praise new treatments and capabilities allowing us to live better as we age. Yet this presents serious challenges, especially with the cost and effort of elder care and the ravages of Alzheimer’s and neurological degeneration. Read More>>

Skip it? Hey American Atheists, Here Are Five Reasons to Come to Church this Christmas

Bruce Ashford and J.D. Greear offer five reasons that atheists (or anyone else) should come to church this Christmas. They write,

Don’t join us expecting that you should find unblemished people; come as a seeker in a multitude gathering around a Man claiming to be the Savior of the world. Tests his claims. And see if you discover what so many throughout history and across the world have discovered: that he really is worthy of our ultimate trust and love. Read More>>

A Christmas Quiz: How Well Do You Know the Nativity Story?

How well do you know the nativity story? Take Tim Challies’ quiz to find out.

It poses 25 quick questions based on the Bible’s accounts of Jesus’ birth. Take the quiz, share the quiz, enjoy the quiz! Best of all, let the quiz take you to the Bible to read more about this miraculous story. Read More>>

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