Crown does “Happy” video – Happy Christmas!!

To celebrate Christmas break, Crown College (MN) does its own video version of "Happy" by Pharrell. It was an honor to be a part of the joy… although I think Dr. Karen Gustafson wins the most joyous scene at 2:05! Thanks to Marcus DipSilas for throwing this together!  And while …

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Why We Don’t Read Jesus’ Genealogy at Christmas

Each Christmas we like to hear the Christmas story read outloud. We love the famous opening lines: "In those days Caesar Augustus issued a decree…" (Luke 2:1) or "This is how the birth of Jesus Christ came about…" (Matthew 1:18). But it's interesting to note that these aren't actually the …

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What is Your Christmas Tradition?

Our daughter cuts some Christmas cookies with her mom… I'm curious what meaningful traditions you might have on Christmas? In our family, on Christmas morning, before any presents are opened, we have a tradition of reading through the Christmas story in Luke 2. In years past, I have read the …

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Romans 5:1 ~ on a rainy day

Okay… so here's a great verse:  ROMANS 5:1 (NIV) Therefore, since we have been justified through faith, we have peace with God through our Lord Jesus Christ… Notice that this is not the complete sentence… oh no… there is much more to this statement.  But for a moment, let's obey …

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