The Easiest Gift You Can Give Someone This Christmas

When I was young, I knew things were about to get boring when someone around me began a sentence with “remember when.” Now I have become one of those people of a certain stage of life who begins their sentences with “remember when.” My sons, in...

Turning the Holidays into Holy Days

A sermon delivered by Robert Browning, Pastor, First Baptist Church, Frankfort, Ky., on December 4, 2011. Mark 1:1-8 “The beginning of the good news of Jesus Christ, the Son of God” Mark 1:1. With these simple words, Mark began his account of the life of Christ. He...

It’s the Most Wonderfully Holy Time of the Year

(RNS) A quick glimpse at a calendar is one way to see how religiously diverse the United States has become. This year, December, a month that encompasses the Christian and Jewish celebrations of Christmas and Hanukkah, includes spiritually significant days for...

Jewish Holy Days Emphasize Forgiveness, Peace

We Jews are in the early weeks of our fall holy day period. There are three parts to this season that are of spiritual interest: Selichot, Yamim Noraim and Sukkot. The month of Elul is the final month of the Jewish liturgical calendar and is devoted to the practice of...