Growing in Grace: December 2016

Yes, Go to Church on Christmas Day - "Though gift-giving is special and can be done in a godly way, why would we want to miss this glorious time with our church family feasting on the joy of heaven in order to simply open earthly treasures?"

He Came Down: The Best Christmas Pageant Ever - A beautiful video.

2017 Christian Reading Challenge - I did Tim Challies' 2016 reading challenge last year and am psyched to jump into this one.

10 Books Every Christian Teenager Should Read - Speaking of Tim Challies, here's a great book list he put together.

The False Gods of Rory Gilmore - Mom and I are Gilmore Girls fans, but not fans of the Netflix revival. I loved this piece on Rory and what the show teaches us.

Worth Every Second - An incredible story about one woman's suffering and how God has blessed her through it.

Have Millennial Stereotypes Gone Too Far? - I loved this article. "Is our collective goal to actually understand and connect with millennials? Or do we simply want to turn them into a hipster satire that is ruining everything good in this world?"

The Ministry of Spongy Wallpaper and Cramped Hospitality - "We had nothing to give each other, or new friends that could bridge the distance of cultural difference. Yet, when we place what little we have on a small table with our knees bumping, and give it as a gift, it grows."

Top 10 Books of 2016 (The Babylon Bee) - A satirical list that made me laugh way too hard.

7 Gifts to Get for the Rebelutionary Teen - My latest article on The Rebelution, a gift guide for parents.

What Does the X in Xmas Mean? - This is always a good read around the season.

My Top 10 Theology Stories of 2016 - The Gospel Coalition did a fascinating roundup.

Catch up on Age of Minority episodes - Dad and I have released four episodes so far (new one comes out tomorrow!). If you're looking for a way to spend this quieter time now that Christmas is here, you might enjoy hearing Dad and I talk about all the things.

Merry Christmas!