Love Incorruptible:The Book of Ephesians- Part 1

I recently finished up a Bible study with our college and career class at church through the New Testament book of Ephesians, Paul's letter to the Christians at Ephesus. Unfortunately, I didn't discover the perfect title for a series through Ephesians until the very last lesson. That's because the phrase I am using for the title … Continue reading Love Incorruptible:The Book of Ephesians- Part 1

Keep the X in Xmas!

Tony Reinke

It’s been said “Xmas” is a seasonally attempt by subversive secularists to kick Christ out of Christmas. I don’t doubt that is the intent of some folks. But the reality is the Greek spelling of the name Christ starts with an X (Χριστός).

In fact, the early Church often referred to Christ simply by his first Greek initial (X), or more commonly by overlapping his first two initials (XP). The simple cross (X) of course carried double meaning for those early Christians, and for us today.

So in that sense there’s not only a Christ in Xmas but also a Calvary. Far from a secularist attack, “Xmas” reminds us of Christ, his birth, and his cross, all at once.

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Hey Christian, Christmas Is For Sufferers Christmas is not the happiest time of the year for many of us. Most of the year holds little happiness for many. What is particularly hard is that for some reason we all pretend that come the holiday season we should all be merry and bright. Christians are the worst about this. Recently during … Continue reading Hey Christian, Christmas Is For Sufferers