The Connection Between Halloween & Reformation Day

By: Justin Holcomb on Thursday October 25, 2018

He was confronting two religious observances that promoted false saintliness and exploited people’s fear of judgment and purgatory. There’s a curious connection between Halloween and Reformation Day, and it’s more than just proximity on the calendar. Halloween Halloween (October 31) is...

Save Jesus? Ignore Easter?

By: Justin Holcomb on Wednesday March 28, 2018

This couldn’t be further from the truth! If we take Jesus solely as a good example with some wise teachings, then we will be left with arrogance and pride or despair and hopelessness. We can never attain to the sinless example of Christ or his teachings: “You therefore must be perfect, as your...

The Creepy, Mysterious, & Interesting History of Valentine’s Day

By: Justin Holcomb on Tuesday February 13, 2018

Some dismiss Valentine’s Day as a “Hallmark Holiday” created to indulge the consumerist habits of wealthy Americans; others disdain the holiday as overly romantic and serving little purpose. Yet, for the majority of Americans, Valentine’s Day is a significant holiday to celebrate love and...

Jesus’ Last Words

By: Justin Holcomb on Friday April 14, 2017

One of the ways Christians have traditionally meditated on Good Friday is by reading and reflecting on the seven last sayings of Jesus from the cross. Luke 23:44–46: It was now about the sixth hour, and there was darkness over the whole land until the ninth hour, while the sun’s light...

Why Jesus Wants You to Lose Hope

By: Justin Holcomb on Tuesday January 3, 2017

The good thing about him is that he has a desire for something more, something beyond worldly winning. He asks, “What must I do to inherit eternal life?” It is good to ask about eternal life, but his question reveals a deep flaw. You see, as Robert Capon notes, while he wants...

Happy Mother’s Day

By: Justin Holcomb on Sunday May 8, 2016

Hallmark estimates that more than 150 million Mother’s Day cards will be sent this year, making Mother’s Day the third largest greeting card holiday of the year after Christmas and Valentines Day. A Few Quotes Today is focused on appreciating and honoring mothers. Here are a few quotes...

9 Ways to Protect Your Children from Sexual Abuse

By: Justin Holcomb on Thursday April 28, 2016

We ended our children’s book, God Made All of Me, with a note to parents and caregivers answering this question. Here are the 9 practical things you can do to protect children. 1. Explain to your child that God made their body. An explanation can look something like, “Every part...

Jesus & Children

By: Justin Holcomb on Tuesday April 19, 2016

To the surprise of his disciples, he often included them in his teaching: “Then children were brought to him that he might lay his hands on them and pray. The disciples rebuked the people, but Jesus said, ‘Let the little children come to me and do not hinder them, for to such belongs the...