Away in a Manger: are the lyrics biblical?

Away in a Manger: are the lyrics biblical?

If you grew up in the church, this may have been the first song you ever sang in public. It's "Away in a Manger," that Christmastime lullaby. I've been nit-picking my way through Christmas hymns like "O Holy Night" and "Joy to the World"—both of which have been pretty...

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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 greatly. To some,...

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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...

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