Joseph was a dreamer, but not in the way you might think. Joseph was a hard-working, God-honoring carpenter from Nazareth. He was engaged to a young Jewess named Mary. And through a series of dreams, God directed Joseph to become the designated dad of the Son of God. Joseph’s dreams help us understand God’s redemptive […]
Must Christian Higher Education give up its distinctively Christian commitments to accommodate LGBTQ identifying and allied students? That is the argument made by David Gushee in a Religion News piece entitled, Christian Higher Ed Can’t Win the LGBTQ debate unless it transforms. Is the Fairness for All Act proposed in U.S. Congress really fair […]
It’s Advent. What are you waiting for? Better said, why do we wait? We wait to remember. The word “advent” comes from the Latin adventus meaning “coming, arrival or visit.” The Greek word is parousia and is most often associated with Jesus’ promised second coming. As Christians we know and celebrate that which has come. […]
O come, O come Emmanuel. And ransom captive Israel, That mourns in lonely exile here. Until the Son of God appears. This is a favorite Advent hymn because it focuses our hearts on the reason for the season. For the Christian, the weeks leading up to Christmas are preparation for the arrival of someone much […]
(Re-upping this post from a few years ago as we approach the season when the empty chair at the table seems to loom larger than life. This was originally posted January 11, 2016) For his final State of the Union address, President Barack Obama plans to feature an empty chair to bring attention to the […]
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Carmen LaBerge is a writer, speaker, and Christian talk-radio host. Since seminary, Carmen has served in congregational, national renewal, and media ministries all with the goal of equipping Christians for faithful witness in the real world. She seeks to mobilize Christians to get off the sidelines and into the cultural conversations of the day in ways that honor Jesus.
Carmen is a graduate of the University of Florida with an M.Div. from Princeton. She lives near Nashville, Tennessee, with her husband and family.
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