Is your church a spectacle in the right way or the wrong way?

By Elizabeth Prata Where are your eyes looking? What's claiming your attention? The church was the one institution whose mission depended on galvanizing attention; through its daily and weekly offices, as well as its sometimes central role in education, that is exactly what it managed to do. At the dawn of the attention industries, then, …

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Don’t leave the Baby in the manger or the Man on the cross

When Christmas comes around, everyone loves the thought of the baby in the manger. The story is so precious, and the swaddling cloths, and the animals milling around, and the Shepherds who came to see... So cute! But not cute. This Grace To You essay brings the point home. What do you think about when …

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Our precious Jesus, His cross, and the ‘accusation’

Jesus died on the cross. When He was nailed to the tree, the soldiers an 'accusation' placed above His head. And over his head they put the charge against him, which read, "This is Jesus, the King of the Jews." (Matthew 27:37.) The other three Gospels also note that an 'accusation' was placed over His …

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