He saved others

 "He saved others," they said, "but he can't save himself! He's the king of Israel! Let him come down now from the cross, and we will believe in him. He trusts in God. Let God rescue him now if he wants him, for he said, 'I am the Son of God.'" — Matthew 27:42-43, NIVA large crowd followed ... Continue reading

Political psychosis

Oh my. Amy Sullivan, a Christian journalist of the Democratic persuasion, someone I normally find to be thoughtful and rational, has fallen deep into the magic mushrooms with her latest piece in Time Magazine, An Antichrist Obama in McCain Ad?The "story" is that some Democrat talking heads ... Continue reading

Handel’s Messiah: A virgin shall conceive

"Look! The virgin will conceive a child! She will give birth to a son and will call him Immanuel — God with us." —Isaiah 7:14, NLT Messenger of good news, shout to Zion from the mountaintops! Shout louder to Jerusalem — do not be afraid. Tell the towns of Judah, "Your God is coming!" ... Continue reading

Handel’s Messiah: A highway for our God

"Comfort, comfort my people," says your God. "Speak tenderly to Jerusalem. Tell her that her sad days are gone and that her sins are pardoned. Yes, the Lord has punished her in full for all her sins." Listen! I hear the voice of someone shouting, "Make a highway for the Lord through the wilderness. ... Continue reading

Handel’s Messiah: A brief history

The story goes that after the first performance of Messiah, an enthusiastic member of the audience congratulated composer and director George Frideric Handel for producing such a wonderful piece of "entertainment.""Entertainment!" Handel replied, "My purpose was not to entertain, but to teach ... Continue reading