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5 Key Connections: Christmas, Singing Together

December 5, 2019

Here are 5 key passages from recent Christian content around the web, including one from an article on singing together and another passage from an article on Christmas.

The Real Meaning of Christmas (Stephen Nichols, Ligonier Ministries)

In a way, Joseph and Mary extend beyond themselves, beyond their particular place and time. They represent all of us. We are all poor and living in desperate times. Some of us are better than others at camouflaging it. Nevertheless, we are all poor and desperate, so we all need the promise bound up in that baby.

What Happens When We Sing Together? (John Piper, Desiring God)

Corporate worship becomes not only an awakening of affections that I did not bring into the service, but a feeding on what God is doing in that moment, on the truth there and on the beauty of our songs. So I’m being awakened to be who I am, being awakened to know God, love God, delight in God, be satisfied in God by song and the truth of the songs and the beauty of the songs.

Why I Write Christian—Specifically Fantasy (Jasmine Fischer, TGC Australia)

Christian fiction, done well, functions as literary jamais vu: taking the well-studied, emphatically underlined and dutifully highlighted truths of the Gospel and rendering them momentarily unfamiliar so that they can be contemplated and appreciated anew—especially for those of us who have been Christians for many years.

What a Wise and Discerning Counselor Looks Like (Colin Smith, Unlocking the Bible)

Jesus is the wise and wonderful counselor who comes to you in the mysteries of your life, when you are pressed down by the burdens of your responsibilities, and you don’t know where to turn or what to do, and He says, “Come to me.”

Why We Can’t Quit the Church (Trillia Newbell, Facts & Trends)

Jesus’ sacrifice enables us to love the broken church and to contribute to her, knowing that one day he will come back for his bride, and we will worship perfectly as one.


The Author
Davis Wetherell

Davis Wetherell (MA in English, Marquette University) is a writer and editor. He recently managed article content for Unlocking the Bible. He has taught college classes on literature, rhetoric, and composition. Davis has a heart for writers and loves to serve them. Check out his blog.



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