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Three Wise Women

We've heard of the three wise men, but have you heard of the three wise women? Check out this post from Canon J. John to find out who they are. In any sort of drama production lighting is important, with the spotlight falling on the important characters and everybody else hidden in the shadows. Modern life is a little bit like that. Some people are never out of the spotli...

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Can God Be Trusted?

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Jesus coming to earth means that God is both truthful and trustworthy. Jesus is literally living proof that God can be trusted. Romans 15:8 tells us that Christ came "to show God's truthfulness, in order to confirm the promises given to the patriarchs". In these first two weeks of Advent we've looked at two different prophecies in the book of Isaiah. Both of them were ulti...

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Christmas: A Pagan Festival?

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Last week's blog post mentioned that the Advent season was not practiced by the church until well into the 4th century and that the date of Christ's birth is impossible to identify with sufficient accuracy.Paul didn't celebrate the birth of Jesus. Peter didn't celebrate the birth of Jesus. The question that comes to mind, then, iswhycelebrate Christmas today? For over 200...

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Two things about Advent you need to know.

This Sunday we will light our first Advent candle at Pathway. As we prepare for this special season in the church calendar, here's some of the story behind Advent. The exact date when Advent began is impossible to determine. Even though Jesus Christ was not born on December 25th, this date was chosen because the December Solstice is the darkest day of the year in the nort...

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