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Jesus and Hanukkah

The passing of Thanksgiving moves us into the Christmas season, with Advent being the four Sundays preceding Christmas Day. This Jewish festival of Hanukkah typically occurs during this time as well, with December 2-10 the 2018 dates for the holiday. Many people wonder about the origin of this...

Giving Thanks Each Day

I have always found it interesting how quickly our culture moves from Thanksgiving to the Christmas Shopping Season and days like Black Friday, Small Business Saturday, and Cyber Monday. We start by giving thanks for what we have and then almost immediately begin thinking about what we need...

Christ Jesus or Jesus Christ?

A question I have been asked by a few people over the past couple of years is why the New Testament  sometimes refers to Jesus as “Jesus Christ” and other times as “Christ Jesus.” People are more used to “Jesus Christ,” but in Romans 8, for example, it...

Insight on a Confusing Verse (1 Corinthians 15.29)

I was recently asked to explain a verse that, to be completely honest, I find to be one of (if not the most) confusing verses in all of the Bible: 1 Corinthians 15:29. In it, Paul writes, “Otherwise, what do people mean by being baptized on behalf of the dead? If the dead are not raised at...