Archive for the ‘Holidays’ Category

He Is Risen!

He is risen indeed! Jesus spent three days in the grave, and today He is risen. He is risen indeed! The resurrection gives us hope, even in light of death. Jesus died and rose again, and after we die we will rise again with him. This is a great hope for anyone who lives in the face of death, be that...
March 31st, 2013 | Holidays | Read More

A Brief Good Friday Reflection

Today there is proof that a thing that is Good need not always be Pleasant. We do not celebrate so much as remember, as much as we commemorate. We sit in the shadow of the Cross, witnessing the last breaths of the man who claims to be our Savior. We eagerly await Easter, and are grateful we know it will...
March 29th, 2013 | Holidays | Read More

How to Fail All your New Year’s Resolutions

There has been a lot of talk lately about how silly New Year’s Resolutions are. Facebook is full of satirical posts pointing out our past failures. Demotivational posters line the internet’s walls, reminding us that we – despite everything 2013 might mean – will continue to be...
January 22nd, 2013 | Holidays | Read More

“Happy New Year,” and Empty Phrases

[Editor’s note: in choosing an image for this post, it seemed appropriate to select perhaps the simplest and least innovative picture I could find. This may be to the author’s frustration, but hopefully you, the reader, will find the humor in it. Bah humbug, and all that.] As with any type...
January 8th, 2013 | Holidays | Read More

Wish List

Plunged through the Great Smokey Mountains and bursting into the winter of North Carolina, the windshield of my dear, scuffed Mitsubishi suddenly framed the gleam of a shooting star. Slow and white, it highlighted the sky. I, a city girl unused to seeing stars of any sort, scrambled for a wish to lob...
January 7th, 2013 | Holidays | Read More

Merry Christmas

We here at Evangelical Outpost are going to take a bit of a Christmas break. We’ve spent some time this week looking at the Incarnation, as well as reviewing the Hobbit, so check those out if you missed them. In the mean time, we’re going to rest, spend time with our families, and celebrate...
December 21st, 2012 | Holidays | Read More

An Incarnation Poem

I wrote yesterday about the doctrine of the Incarnation, so don’t miss that. A few weeks ago, Mackenzie also wrote about the Incarnation, taking his cues St. Cyril of Alexandria. Today, I point you to a poem written by one of my favorite hip-hop artists, Odd Thomas. Take a listen: You can find...
December 20th, 2012 | Holidays | Read More

The End of the Great Depression

“What exists now is what will be, and what has been done is what will be done; there is nothing truly new on earth. Is there anything about which someone can say, “Look at this! It is new!”? It was already done long ago, before our time… I, the Teacher, have been king over Israel...
December 7th, 2012 | Holidays, Religion | Read More

The Thrill Of Hope

Long lay the world in sin and error pining. Till He appeared and the soul felt its worth. A thrill of hope, the weary world rejoices, For yonder breaks a new and glorious morn. The people of Rohan are trapped.  Surrounded by impenetrable rock on all sides save one, their only path of escape blocked...
December 3rd, 2012 | Art & Literature, Holidays, Media, Religion, The Gospel | Read More

Thankfulness in Blogging

Every year, Americans gather around and spend time with their loved ones, putting themselves into food comas. We eat far too much, watch football, and enjoy crazy things like deep frying an entire turkey. Some of us get up at absurd hours the next morning in order to secure Christmas presents at dirt-cheap...
November 19th, 2012 | Holidays | Read More