Everybody has heard of the 12 Days of Christmas. In fact, we’ve all probably sung about them.
But what are the 12 Days of Christmas, and who actually celebrates them?
It’s easy to imagine what Mary, Joseph, the shepherds, or the Magi were thinking and feeling when they encountered the baby Jesus for the first time. I can imagine the mix of excitement, nerves, and expectation as they wondered when God would reveal the details of his plan and what kind of man this child would grow to be.
Christmas is just a few weeks away, and that means it’s the season for carols and Christmas hymns.
Here are 20 ideas for Christmas songs and hymns. We compiled this list by identifying the most-used songs in Proclaim last December, plus a few more that thematically fit well (covering themes of the Incarnation, hope, and salvation).
Beware of missing the forest for the trees in Titus 21
While Paul certainly has particular instructions for older men, older women, young men, young women, slaves, and masters, the overall thrust of the chapter is equally important.
Let’s take a closer look at Paul’s instructions to walk away with a balanced understanding of the chapter—and in the process, learn a few simple steps we can apply to our Bible study, whatever the passage.
Every year is a year of discovering great books—some old, some new, some best sellers, some obscure.
Here are our top picks from 2018. Some we chose because they are customer favorites, others because they won awards in 2018, and others just because we like them.
Which of these is your favorite? Find other top books from 2018 on Faithlife Ebooks. [Read more…]
The word “covenant” is difficult to understand, yet central to biblical interpretation. But is it really all that important?
The late R.C. Sproul answers assuredly, “Yes!”
In his new book from Lexham Press, Frame argues the Bible isn’t God’s only revelation. Though this might seem scandalous at first, he makes the case that Scripture itself shows it is possible to learn about God from his creation.
In this excerpt from Nature’s Case for God, Frame tackles the objection that natural theology violates the Protestant principle of Sola Scriptura: Scripture alone. [Read more…]