More Christians Die on Christmas Eve

A predominantly Christian village in Nigeria was attacked on Christmas Eve, leaving several people dead. At least 11 people were killed in the attack on Pemi village in Borno state, according to AFP news agency. A church was also set on fire and the priest abducted, the news agency reports. The attack has been blamedContinue reading “More Christians Die on Christmas Eve”

The Death of My Son and the Birth of My Savior

I expect it’s going to prove a difficult holiday in the Challies home. Christmas is usually our favorite day of the year—one of the few holidays for which we’ve developed distinct family traditions. We get up early so the kids can sort through the trinkets in their stockings; then we pause for a breakfast ofContinue reading “The Death of My Son and the Birth of My Savior”

Who and What Is the Second Adam?

Hidden away in an often-forgotten verse of “Hark! The Herald Angels Sing” is an often-forgotten wonder of Christmas: Adam’s likeness, Lord, efface,Stamp Thine image in its place:Second Adam from above,Reinstate us in Thy love. Christ came into the world not only as the Son of God, but also as the second Adam (1 Corinthians 15:47–49;Continue reading “Who and What Is the Second Adam?”