Archive Monthly Archives: December 2013

The Promise of Christmas, Gen. 3.15

December 19, 2013

by Dr. Brad Whitt, pastor
Abilene Baptist Church
Augusta, Ga.
(adapted sermon)

When we open the pages of our Bible, we encounter what many Christians refer to as “the book of beginnings.” And in Genesis 3:15 I believe that we discover one of the greatest Christmas verses in the entire Bible.

The book of Genesis is, of course, the book of “firsts.”  Here we find the first day, the first planet, the first plant, the first ocean, the first mountain, the first animal, the first fish, the first bird, the first man, the first woman, and even the first promise ever given in the Word of God.  Continue reading

I Heard the Bells on Christmas Day

December 18, 2013

by Dr. David Allen

Henry Wadsworth Longfellow was one of America’s most beloved poets. His poetry brought him world-wide acclaim with such masterpieces as “Evangeline,” “The Song of Hiawatha,” and “The Courtship of Miles Standish.” Many a child in school was pulled to the edge of his seat while listening to Longfellow’s famous poem “Paul Revere’s Ride.” Continue reading

Humans of New York

December 17, 2013

by Norm Miller

I’m a night owl. That means I watch the late night monologues, maybe stick around for certain celebs to appear. Catch up on the blogosphere. Stuff like that.

Usually in bed by 1 or so, I got a second wind mid-way through a re-run on Jimmy Fallon’s Late Night show (Cosby was incredible: spontaneous and side-splitting).

Then Carson Daly’s “Last Call” came on. He featured an amateur fotog, Brandon Stanton, the curator of the blog, Humans of New York. Stanton’s interview was deeply intriguing to me. He started with a blog and now has a NYT best-selling book titled/fashioned per his blog. Continue reading

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