This Sunday, we're tackling some of the major themes of the holidays.
First, young minister Princeton Parker asks us, "Are we wasting the inspiration that God is giving us?"
"God gives us inspiring moments and situations in our lives for the purpose of pushing us toward production." Are we heeding these moments and taking action? Or are we missing them completely in the daily hustle and bustle?
Alisha Gordon continues her examination of the Tim Tebow phenomenon and looks at other athletes who kept their faith at the forefront. Just in time for Advent, Reverend William Flippin, Jr. looks at the gospel of John and Jesus' journey from word to flesh and finally, Reverend Susan Sparks take a humorous look at the mad dash to the stores this time of year and reminds us who's birthday we're really celebrating.
We can all agree that Tim Tebow is NOT the first athlete or person to give God glory for His wonderful exploits. Right? Right. So that leads me to this question: Why Tebow and why now?
If Luke tells of a young mother, of angels and shepherds and a manger; and if Matthew lets us in on a visit from wise men; and if Mark is silent about the whole thing; the writer we know as John seems formal and dull.
I am afraid the baby Jesus gets the short end of the stick during the holidays. Given it is his birthday, don't you think he should be on the list?