Wednesday, December 25, 2013

The Day That Changed Everything

By Matthew Zuk

A depiction of the birth of Christ

One of the greatest events in all of history occurred roughly two thousand years ago, in a small town called Bethlehem. The outcome of this event literally changed everything, for it is the event where God humbled Himself and took on the form of man. You may ask, why is this so significant? How did it change everything? How does it affect me? Well, read on and pray that God will open your eyes to realize how incredible the event of Christ’s birth, death and resurrection truly is.

Wednesday, December 18, 2013

The Magi: Astronomers of the East

By Matthew Zuk

A depiction of the wise men

The wise men are in the group of people commonly featured in most Christmas nativity scenes. They can also be grouped into the intelligent ancient man category. They were skilled astronomers, and while we don’t really know much about them, they are an important example for us about the true focus of Christmas.

Wednesday, December 11, 2013

Traditions of Christmas

By Analea Styles
Christmas, tree, lights, Babylon, pagan

To begin this post, we want to be clear that we are not condemning Christmas or the classic Christmas traditions and symbols. This post is merely to inform and encourage you to think about what we truly celebrate during this season and why.

The Christmas holiday has been a beloved celebration for hundreds of years for many Christians. Many people believe that Christmas really began with the birth of Christ and is a purely Christian holiday but this is actually not the case. Here are a few examples of Christmas traditions that may have roots in ancient pagan practices.

Wednesday, December 4, 2013

A Stone Canvas (Part 2)

By Bethany Youngblood

Now that you have been introduced to the concepts and purposes of ancient cave art (read Part 1 if you missed it!), we can begin our grand tour fully prepared to appreciate it. I’ve arranged what I consider to be the five most stunning works of ancient man’s artistic genius.