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Merry Christmas from Word on Fire!

Merry Christmas from all of us here at Word on Fire!

12 Reasons to Listen to Handel’s “Messiah”

If you haven’t listened to Handel’s oratorio much, here’s why you should start.

Discerning Advent – Nativity

God’s incarnation makes sacred our very decisions and even the process of discernment. Every decision we make becomes an incarnation, a little Christmas through which God enters the world.

A New David

The New Testament authors consistently reached to the Old Testament for their categories of understanding. Hence, Jesus is the Torah in person; the new and definitive Temple; the prophet par excellence; the fulfillment of the covenant; etc. But one of the most important of these Old Testament points of reference is the Mashiach, the anointed one, the Messiah—which is to say, the new David.

What Children Can Teach Us About God

We’ve got front row seats to the greatest show to ever be staged.

Rejoicing in the Third Week of Advent

What exactly does it mean to rejoice in the Lord?

Searching for Meaning at the Corner of Snark and Outrage

It is in fulfilling our purposes within God’s plan that the search for meaning is answered, and our contentment is won.

Bishop Barron’s Interview with Ben Shapiro

In case you missed it on December 16, here is my full conversation with Ben Shapiro (from Daily Wire) for his “Sunday Special” show. We sat down for a thoughtful dialogue about God, culture, Judaism, and Christianity.

From Darkness to Light: An Advent Meditation

We are the people walking in darkness.

What Makes a “Holiday”? A Theory of Festivity

What does it mean to celebrate?