Weekly Ponderings & Links: 12/24/17

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The “Weekly Ponderings & Links” for Sunday, December 24, 2017. Continue reading

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How the Theologian Stole Christmas

Below is an excerpt from my forthcoming book, Reflections of Immanuel, due out in Fall 2018 via Wipf & Stock Publishers.

The Grinch hated Christmas! The whole Christmas season!
Now, please don’t ask why. No one quite knows the reason.
It could be his head wasn’t screwed on just right.
It could be, perhaps his shoes were too tight.
But I think that the most likely reason of all
May have been that his heart was two sizes too small.

~Dr. Seuss

It was Christmas morning. Jimmy was just coming around from the hard-night’s sleep he had encountered. He scanned the room with his half-open, sleepy-filled eyes and then glanced at the clock on the nightstand just next to his bed.

It was 7:08 in the morning. Continue reading