Based in St. Cloud, Minnesota, Growing in Grace is a blog by Pastor Matthew Molesky. His posts explore the Bible, theology, ecclesiology, culture, books, family, and life.

A Holiday That Should Focus On Stuff

“This is the celebration of the Incarnation, when the eternal Logos of God took on a material body, which He still has.  Do not, therefore, join in with the general lamentations about ‘materialism.’ This is a celebration of God taking on a material body. It is therefore a holiday that should focus on stuff. By stuff, I mean ribbons, decorations, fudge, wreaths, cider, presents, feasting, toasts, shopping with joy, putting up a tree, sending cards, learning a Christmas piece on the piano, and more fudge.”

(God Rest Ye Merry, pp. 124-125).

Hidden Christmas

If You Are Not Experiencing Peace and Meaning, You May Not Be Thinking Enough