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Should Christians Celebrate Christmas? Part 2

| December 24, 2013

Post Author: Bill Pratt In part 1, we introduced the question of whether Christians should celebrate Christmas, and in part 2 we finish answering the question. What about Santa Claus?  Are we deceiving our children by letting them believe in Santa Claus?  It turns out that the origin of Santa Claus may actually be historical.  […]

Should Christians Celebrate Christmas? Part 1

| December 24, 2013

Post Author: Bill Pratt There are many reasons why a Christian may not want to celebrate Christmas: it’s too commercial, it encourages greediness, it focuses too much on Santa Claus.  I want to consider another reason, which is that Christmas is based on pagan beliefs and influences, and that if we celebrate Christmas, we are […]

Surprise Hallelujah Chorus at the Mall Food Court!

| December 24, 2012

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Post Author: Bill Pratt This video was forwarded to me by my friend James Rountree.  What a great way to celebrate Christmas!  The spontaneous singing  and looks on people’s faces are precious.  Enjoy!

Jesus at Radio City Music Hall?

| December 24, 2012

Post Author: Bill Pratt Several years ago my family attended the Christmas Spectacular at Radio City Music Hall in Manhattan.  It was one of the most phenomenal shows I have ever seen, and for one surprising reason.  It was full of worship.  Yes, that’s right.  In the middle of New York City at Radio City […]

What Was Jesus’ Birth Really Like?

| December 3, 2010

Post Author: Bill Pratt (re-posted from last year) New Testament scholar Ben Witherington III has written a brief  article that discusses the birth narrative as conveyed in Luke 2.  Witherington reminds us that the modern version of Jesus’ birth is not exactly faithful to the biblical account.  “Like works of art that have been lacquered […]

Why Is Jesus’ Birthday Celebrated on Dec. 25?

| December 5, 2009

Post Author: Bill Pratt The usual story about why Jesus’ birthday is celebrated on Dec. 25 is that Christians were trying to convert a Roman pagan festival into a Christian festival.  But it seems this theory may not be true. Andrew McGowan, professor of early Christian history, has written a fascinating article which links the […]

Merry Christmas and Thank You!

| December 23, 2008

Tomorrow marks the 1-month milestone for our new blog site.  In a period of four weeks, we’ve had about 850 hits on our blog, which is not bad at all.  There are clearly readers out there, like you, who are interested in the topics Darrell and I are passionate about, and we want to thank you for […]

First Christmas

| December 9, 2008

Check out this interesting post on what the first Christmas was probably like, contrary to some of the myths that have grown up around Jesus’ birth.

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