Jesus Will Return

I don’t know about you, but it seems to me the world as we know it is ending, at least at the multiplex the last few months. The end-of-the-world movies just keep coming—Oblivion, After Earth, Star Trek Into Darkness, Olympus Has Fallen, White House Down, World War Z, Pacific Rim.  I suppose for as long…

Christmas Imagination

“Christmas has lost its meaning for us because we have lost the spirit of expectancy. We cannot prepare for an observance. We must prepare for an experience.” Handel Brown Christmas is a time of imagination. Santa Claus, flying reindeer, elves, a living singing snowman are just some of the products of our imaginations as children.…

What Does Christmas Mean To God?

Wow, it’s so hard to believe that Christmas is upon us. To many people, Christmas is about buying presents and crossing people off the list. It’s about the stress of long lines, shipping deadlines on websites, and overcrowded parking lots. It’s basically everything that Christmas is not supposed to be and absolutely none of what…

I Just Wanted To Say Thank You

The old saying goes, “It takes a village to raise a child.” If that’s true, it must take a small army to run a church. Fortunately, we have  a small army of volunteers at Northstar who serve tirelessly and selflessly. Each Sunday, our volunteers give of their time so that others can experience life change…