The Ante-Magnificat

I don’t celebrate Christmas. Not really. And I don’t say, “Put Christ back in Christmas,” because I don’t believe He was ever there. At least not in what our culture has come to know as Christmas. But before you paint me with pine tar and turkey feathers and run me out of town on aContinue reading “The Ante-Magnificat”

“Wedding gowns? Aisle 4, right next to the shotguns.”

Juxtaposition is a literary device that places seemingly incongruous ideas close together for effect. It is used often in the Scriptures, and occasionally in advertising marquees. I recently heard a great message on Luke 1.5-29 and was struck with the juxtaposition of Zechariah, the father of John the baptizer, and Mary, the mother of Jesus.Continue reading ““Wedding gowns? Aisle 4, right next to the shotguns.””