Entries by David Fowler

After Christmas, What’s Next?

The story is told of a young boy who asked his parents, as they stored away the Christmas decorations for another year, “Do we store away Jesus, too?” An innocent, but great question. We celebrate the birth of Jesus, but will we allow our lives to be joined to His life throughout the New Year? […]

The Christmas Sword

Isaiah said Jesus would be the “Prince of peace,” but Jesus said, “I did not come to bring peace but a sword.” Is this a contradiction? No, Jesus does bring peace between God and human beings, but between human beings, that’s the overlooked part of the Christmas story. In Jesus, the second of the three […]

The Weapon-Wielding Baby Jesus Asleep in the Hay

Last week’s commentary about the Merry Christmas “culture war” was a break from politics per se, and the response to it ran the gamut. Some thought I was wrong, while others agreed; some flat missed the point, and others thought it sounded “kind of scary.” So, continuing my “seasonal break,” I can’t wait to see […]