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A New Year & A Better Immanuel...

A New Year & A Better Immanuel…

“Behold, the virgin shall be with child, and bear a Son, and they shall call His name Immanuel,” which is translated, “God with us.”

-Matthew 1:23

Immanuel, God with us, epitomizes the Christmas season and carries certain implications which we could summarize in the following respects: Firstly, God has come near us not to condemn, but rather to be condemned for our sins. We understand this as a fitting contrast to Genesis 3:8 (and they heard the voice of the Lord God walking in the garden…and they hid). As well, we can see in this a foreshadowing of the blessed future state John…

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One Last Jab at New Year's Resolutions

One Last Jab at New Year’s Resolutions

Just one more quick good-natured jab at New Year’s resolutions: a crowd-sourced New Year’s Resolution Generator. Users sent in their personal resolutions, which were added to a randomized display of things we all should be doing in 2011. Some are fun and good natured, like the Vanilla Ice inspired “Stop. Collaborate (and Listen).” Others revealed a deep sense of guilt and shame about how off track their lives were.

Some more poignant examples of guilt-inspired New Year’s Resolutions: Forgive her (also: Forgive him), Carpool, Learn to Cope, De-Clutter, Learn to Commit, Avoid Drama, Be Spontaneous (ironic?),…

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Andy Rooney and New Year Resolutions

So Andy has something great to say about New Year’s Resolutions. However, I want to propose that this may actually be another form of Law. I wonder, if each of us followed his example, would we indeed do that which we have never done (because it would weigh on our minds and, in fact, lead us to do that which we would have never done) if not for resolving to never do it…

Andy And The New Year–check it out.


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