Monthly Archives: December 2014

What Can We Learn from “Time” Magazine’s Person of the Year

Source Credit: Time Magazine’s 2014 person of the year by Roger Severino        In the Sermon on the Mount, Jesus instructed His followers to “let your light shine before men, so that they may see your good works and give glory to your Father in heaven” (Matthew 5:16). Though we are not to be motivated by the lure of receiving praise from people for our own glory (see Matthew 6:1-18), Jesus does want His people to live in … Continue reading

Unto Us a Son is Given

by Roger Severino The Bible tells us that “when the time came to completion, God sent His Son, born of a woman, born under the law, to redeem those under the law, so that we might receive adoption as sons.”[1] The implication, among other things, is that Jesus was not born in a random time and place. His arrival was the climax of a story that stretched all the way back to creation, through Abraham, through David, and a host … Continue reading

Lessons from the Movie, Selma

by Roger Severino I recently had the privilege of being invited to watch a pre-release of the movie Selma set to be released in theaters this month. As I watched this powerful movie about events in our nation’s history, certain thoughts came to mind and, personally, I walked away stirred by some lessons that are found in Scripture. The Power of Courage and Convictions. I was amazed at the bravery of those marching for civil rights and their commitment to … Continue reading