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.
I was on Beliefnet this week with this piece:
"Navigating the world of faith as a teenager in the twenty-first century can be overwhelmingly confusing, complicated, and tenuous. We’re establishing our intellectual independence and our ethical convictions, and we’re brimful of questions. We want unshakeable and unwavering faith, but it’s the very teens who grew up in the church...
One of my favorite parts of December is reading everyone's best-books-of-the-year lists. Sure, I love the lists by authors, theologians, and friends I respect, but I will read pretty much anybody's list. Probably because I'm nosy and like to know what people are reading.
In that tradition, I want to share my own top books list (in no particular order).
Note: These aren't all books that were published in 2016, just ones that I read this year.