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The Talking Pew: New Year, Forgotten God

By Barbara Falconer Newhall A great commotion has just occurred. A handful of poor shepherds has witnessed choirs of angels and the glory of the Lord. What’s more, a Savior has been born. The shepherds don’t keep this a secret. They tell one and all, “glorifying and praising God for all they had heard and [...]

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The Talking Pew: Jesus the Tax Collector? The Mighty General?

By The Talking Pew Caesar Augustus believes himself to be a powerful man. And maybe he is. He has ordered that the “entire world” be registered and taxed, and he’s got the armies of soldiers and legions of tax collectors to make that happen. Meanwhile, some folks with very little power indeed – shepherds who [...]

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The Talking Pew: My Soul Proclaims – Rudolph, the Red-Nosed Reindeer?

“And Mary said, ‘My soul proclaims the greatness of the Lord . . . ’” Luke 1:46 “There was a man sent from God, whose name was John. He came as a witness to testify to the light, so that all might believe through him . . . ” John 1:6  By Barbara Falconer Newhall [...]

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