This Christmas the Alabama Shakespeare Festival produced The Best Christmas Pageant Ever as one of its offerings.  It’s a cute play about a church Christmas pageant in which an unchurched family of juvenile delinquents—known as the Herdman children—ends up with all the lead roles—Mary, Joseph, the Wise Men, and Harold the angel (you know Harold, […]

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John’s Gospel is obviously different from Matthew, Mark, and Luke.  Those Gospels, which we know as the Synoptic Gospels, are story-telling Gospels.  They proclaim the Good News of Jesus Christ by describing his life and ministry in biographical terms—Jesus went to this place, he had this experience, he interacted with this person, he said these […]

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