New Year's Day
While the start of the liturgical calendar is the first Sunday of Advent, January 1 remains a popular global holiday for celebrating the new year. (It has Christian origins, too, since the Gregorian calendar was introduced by introduced by Pope Gregory XIII in 1582). Many churches especially those in Wesleyan traditions, hold watchnight services on New Year’s Eve. Other Christians (even those averse to similar abstaining seasons, like Lent) join in the traditional effort to make and keep New Year’s resolutions.
- After Shooting, California Churches’ Lunar New Year Celebrations Turned SolemnBlocks away from the Monterey Park and Alhambra crime scenes, some Asian American pastors adjusted services and offered prayers to address the tragedy.简体中文繁體中文
- Seek Prosperity Properly During Lunar New YearIt’s not wrong to celebrate our blessings. But Asian theologians and pastors advise how to do so in biblical, godly ways amid the festival’s red envelopes and best wishes.简体中文繁體中文
- Consider the Rabbit: Applying the Bible to the Chinese ZodiacA Chinese New Year reflection on how the gospel informs our feasting and transforms astrology culture.简体中文繁體中文
- To Dust We Will ReturnIn the New Year, we must view our time through a divine lens.日本語
- Meditations on WeChat’s Top Christian Blessings for Chinese New YearAs Chinese Christians circulate images of Psalm 65 and Numbers 6, here are three more Bible verses worth sharing.简体中文繁體中文
- Ten Prayers for the New Year2021 was a year filled with trials and troubles for many. Let’s start this next one on our knees.españolFrançais한국어Indonesian
- There’s No Such Thing as Time ManagementMaybe productivity doesn’t matter to God in the frantic ways I’ve imagined.españolPortuguês
- In 2022, Let’s Take T.S. Eliot’s AdviceThe poet said Christian institutions and community needed refreshing. They still do.简体中文한국어繁體中文
- What Another Year of Routine Teaches Us about GodAs G. K. Chesterton reminds us, the Lord is “strong enough to exult in monotony.”español
- The Art of PastoringEpisode 9|34minA Pastor’s Key to 2021: Grounded HopefulnessDuring this new year renewal, we need to grieve what we've lost or endured and also embrace what God has promised to do.