The Word Among Us

December 2013 Issue

Publisher's Letter

The Triumph of Mercy

One of Jesus’ most arresting stories is a parable he told about a merciless servant (Matthew 18:21-35). More »


What Child is This?

Christmas is often seen as a magical time: a time for dreams and wishes, a time of peace and joy, when everyone tries to be a little nicer to each other. More »

Is There Any Room at the Inn?

So many voices and images compete for our attention, our time, and our energy. There are literally thousands of advertisements and applications out there promising to make us happy, to help us get ahead, or to solve our problems. More »

Goodwill toward All

It’s the holiday season! Christmas is coming! This is supposed to be the happiest, most wonderful time of the year. More »

Special Feature

Set Free to Love

Unforgiveness, bitterness, resentment, and anger are like the four walls of a prison cell. Forgiveness is the key that opens the door and lets you out.” More »

Called to Wait in Hope

For Christians, the Advent season is marked by joyful anticipation, spiritual peace, and comforting traditions. Despite all the busyness that usually comes with this time of year, the spirit of Christmas fills our hearts, as we wait in hope for the Savior’s birth. More »

Prayer in a War Zone

They say that war and deployments change you, and that you’re never the same afterwards. More »