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The changing of the calendar from one year to the next is an arbitrary thing. There is nothing magical about the moment after the clock strikes 12:00 to ring in the next annual marker of time.
However, that metaphorical turning of the page (which may be literal if you still own a paper calendar) does provide us with a moment to reflect on our past, evaluate our present and aim for our future. And that is a good gift from a good God.
This is crazy.
A site I visit from time-to-time dedicated Christmas day to displaying nothing but videos of people receiving puppies for Christmas. They meant to spread Christmas cheer, I suppose. There were little boys and girls, grown men and women, and even seniors, all screaming and weeping with joy as they came face-to-face with their new pets. I have often heard it said that pets do not make a great Christmas gift, but here it was, video after video of people immediately falling in love with those new puppies.
It’s hard to imagine 2016 being quite so eventful, but there will surely be more issues and challenges confronting the church in the coming year. As we flip the calendar to a new year, we asked several leaders what they think churches in the United States are likely to face in 2016.
With recent movies about Noah, Moses, the Bible series and so on, Hollywood is banking on the world’s fascination with depicting Biblical content on the screen. People everywhere seem to be dying to get their eyes on what Bible stories look like. And while I understand the desire to know exactly what Jesus looked like, and to be able to experience Old Testament times, I think that the Bible would not only say that it is not necessary, but it would go as far to say that we are better off for not seeing. Here’s three quick reasons why we are better off without any likeness of Heavenly things.