5 Biblical Facts about the Virgin Mary

5 Biblical Facts about the Virgin Mary

She’s at the center of most Christmas stories, and apart from maybe Eve, she’s the best-known woman from the Scriptures. She’s Mary, the virgin mother of Jesus. Christians have had a lot to say about Mary through the ages. Beliefs about Mary vary...
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...
12 Biblical Facts about Daniel

12 Biblical Facts about Daniel

Everyone knows Daniel was thrown into a lions’ den and went on some kind of fast. But there’s a lot more to this character than the Sunday school lessons let on! Few Bible characters have the kind of status that Daniel does. He’s a righteous and wise...