The More Excellent Way

“And I will show you a still more excellent way” (1 Corinthians 12:31). This sentence from the apostle Paul serves to set up his magnificent treatise on the preeminence of love in 1 Corinthians 13.  “A still more excellent way” — the words conclude Chapter 12, one that describes spiritual...

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Santa Claus

A Christian Zealot Santa Claus is a legend born in centuries of imagination, but his origins take us back to a 4th century holy man whose fervor and generosity characterized him as a Christian zealot. Saint Nicholas, bishop of Myra, was born during the persecutions of Diocletian in what is...

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Mercy For Misery

Misery loves company.  This is an idiom of speech. It seems to say that those who are miserable are less unhappy when someone joins them in their pain and trouble. Is it true? Does misery love company? That’s a saying we have heard, but does it make sense given the...

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