The angel Gabriel, “the man of God,” was an integral part of the Christmas story. While Zechariah burned incense to the Lord, an angel appeared to him, telling him that God was going to answer the prayers of him and his wife and that they would have a son. Reminiscent of Abraham, Zechariah declared that [Continue Reading…]

His Name shall be Called

I had the joy of listening to the Maranatha Baptist University orchestra and choirs play and sing Handel’s Messiah again this year. It is always a joyous occasion. Handel built this oratorio on Scripture and one of the key passages is Isaiah 9:6, which concludes, “and his name shall be called Wonderful, Counsellor, The mighty [Continue Reading…]

Day of Infamy

December 7, 1941, is the day which has gone down in history as the Day of Infamy. When Japan attacked Pearl Harbor, it brought the United States into World War 2. The following four wars saw the heroism and sacrifice of the Greatest Generation. Maranatha Baptist Seminary expresses its appreciation and thankfulness to all those [Continue Reading…]


The word “Christmas” is problematic for some. This English word comes from “Cristes Maesse,” a phrase that meant “Christ’s Mass.” As is the case so often, we use terms that originated in another language and even another religion. The “mass,” of course, is the Roman Catholic continuing sacrifice of Christ. If you check the internet, [Continue Reading…]



If you have not heard yet, the new word (already made official by the Urban Dictionary) is “throuple” (“three” + “couple”). Doll, Kitten and Brynn, three women, are now “married” in Massachusetts. Brynn and Doll have been legally married for a few years; Kitten only recently joined the couple, complete with a wedding ceremony. They [Continue Reading…]