Tag: advent

An Introduction to the Church’s Liturgical Calendar

The liturgical calendar may seem confusing at first, but it’s simple once you understand the logic.

Christians Invented X-mas

The Greek name for Christ, used hundreds of times in the New Testament, is Χριστός. The first Greek letter, chi, looks like an “X”...

Four Questions About the Incarnation

Why did the Son come at Christmas instead of the Father? Did Mary give birth to God?

Understanding Advent and the Liturgical Calendar

https://www.buzzsprout.com/1305259/9646161-understanding-advent-and-the-liturgical-calendar.js?container_id=buzzsprout-player-9646161&player=small In this episode of the Holy Joys Podcast, David Fry and Johnathan Arnold discuss the Advent season and how it fits into the church...

Q&A on Advent and the Christian Year

See also: "Understanding Advent and the Liturgical Calendar" (podcast) and "An Introduction to the Liturgical Calendar" (article with diagram). What is Advent? The word “advent”...

An Advent Playlist From Holy Joys

We pray that this Advent Playlist helps to prepare your heart for the coming king.

10 Practical Ideas for a More Christ-Centered Christmas

A Christ-centered Christmas is a Christmas that (1) keeps the incarnation of Christ for us and for our salvation at the center and (2)...

Christmas: A Time to Review the “A, B, C’s” of...

Read: Philippians 2:1-11 Philippians 2:1-11 reminds us that one of the reasons Jesus came to earth was to teach us the "A, B, C's" of...

Did Jesus Actually Leave His Father’s Throne Above? Christmas and Kenosis

The wonder of Christmas is Immanuel: God with us. The God who eternally exists as Father, Son, and Spirit came to us at Christmas...