Tag Archives: dan passerelli

Fear Not

  Ever watched the scene in “A Charlie Brown Christmas” where Linus tells about the angels appearing to the shepherds? Blogger Jason Soroski points out that Linus, who has spent the entire film being ridiculed for his security blanket, drops … Continue reading

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God’s Time and Place

It would be hard to overemphasize the importance of Christmas to Christian theology. While the death of Jesus on a cross has become the global symbol of Christianity, his arrival in Bethlehem is no less important.  The stories of Jesus’s birth in … Continue reading

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When Christmas Exposes Hypocrisy

When is too soon to start “Christmasing”? Surely you’ve engaged in some form of this debate. Here at the Chapelgate church office, there are some who start cranking the carols the minute there’s a hint of chill in the air; … Continue reading

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Pray as You Go

I’ve always envied people who could get up early in the morning to pray and read scripture. Listening to God and speaking to him seems like a great way to start the day – but whenever I try it I end up tired and distracted. Continue reading

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Border Crossings

International border crossings are scary places. I’ve probably experienced close to 100 crossings, yet each time my heart rate picks up and I start running through answers to potential questions in my head. How long will you be here? Where … Continue reading

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Christmas in London

One of the many jarring realities that overseas missionaries experience is the separation from family and the need to create new traditions around the holidays. For us and our children, living in England meant we couldn’t go over the river … Continue reading

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