Have you been reading the Christmas story in Matthew and Luke this season? All the charaters point, not to themselves, but to Jesus, the central figure in the Christmas narrative. Jesus, the One whos birth, life, death, and resurrecction changes everything. The supportive cast allows us to get a closer look at the One who is worthy of our worship. Kelli, Steve, and Dan Darling, author of The Charaters of Christmas, look at this unusual group of misfits and often overlooked charaters of the Christmas story.
Todd Nettleton is back with news from our Brothers and Sisters in Christ from Burkina Faso. There was a church attack, with 14 people killed, many wounded, and the gunman got away. 5 years ago, Burkina Faso never had terroist against Christianity. There is also a large upheaval in Iran over gas prices, and the church is trying to figure out how to respond to the government control. "But if the government doesn't work, then logically the Muslim religion doesn't work." There is a large movement towards Christianity!