Faith & Religion

Two little—but powerful—words: ‘Unto us’

Faith & Inspiration | A Charles Haddon Spurgeon Christmas Day sermon on God’s greatest gift to mankind
by Charles Haddon Spurgeon
Posted 12/24/16, 08:06 am

For the Christmas edition of WORLD’s Saturday Series we present a sermon preached by Charles Haddon Spurgeon on Sunday, Dec. 25, 1859, courtesy of The Spurgeon Library at Midwestern Baptist Theological Seminary. At the time, the messages preached by the then-25-year-old British Reformed Baptist pastor were drawing such a crowd that his New Park Street Chapel congregation met at the 4,000-seat Exeter Hall in London.

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The familiarity of Christmas

Politics | Putting faith not in politicians, but in the One who can actually deliver us
by Cal Thomas
Posted 12/22/16, 10:02 am

Familiarity doesn’t always breed contempt. Not if it’s a familiarity with Christmas.

While America and much of the world are focusing attention on the coming of the new president, little attention is paid to a gift not even the world’s richest person could pay for.

The year 2017 marks the 500th anniversary of the beginning of the Protestant Reformation. A look back at one of the greatest sermons ever preached about Christmas by the man credited with splitting Christianity from the dominant Roman Catholic Church seems appropriate.

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Christianity: The antidote to poison in the world

Religion | Refuting atheist Christopher Hitchens’ extreme claim, Part 2
by Marvin Olasky
Posted 12/17/16, 08:50 am

I appreciate the comments from those who read my opening statement in a 2007 debate with Christopher Hitchens at The University of Texas at Austin: We posted it as part of our Saturday Series on Aug. 27.

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