Wise men, wizards, and Nativity-scene myths

Wise men, wizards, and Nativity-scene myths

They’re the best-dressed trio in any Nativity scene. You’ll hear people singing about them, you’ll see drummer boys tagging along with them, and you might even hear a sermon about them. They’re the wise men, the magi, the rich visitors who...
What “thanksgiving” means in the Bible

What “thanksgiving” means in the Bible

The Bible ties a great deal of meaning to the concept of “thanks”—but what if most of that meaning is lost on us today?  To us, thanksgiving is an expression of gratitude. As kids, we’re taught that “please,” and “thank you” are magic words—spells that compel adults...