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Rethinking Christmas Lights, Part Two

December 23, 2014

How could liking pretty Christmas lights lead to apostasy? It’s What Lies Beneath that’s the problem!

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The Wonderful, Burdensome Message of Christmas

December 23, 2014

The message of Christmas is actually very burdensome for those who would be Christ’s true followers. And this is wonderful.

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Rethinking Christmas Lights, Part One

December 22, 2014

I have always considered Christmas lights to be “Christmas-lite.” They are the fun and festive part of Christmas, but what do they have to do with the “Reason for the season”?


Christmas Is Undefeatable

December 18, 2014

A new Pew survey shows overwhelming majorities of Americans believe in the historical actuality of the Christmas story, including the Virgin Birth, the angels appearing to shepherds and the Wise Men following the star…

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Christmas and “The Least Common Denominator Jesus”

December 18, 2014

Christians from a Muslim background do not look for fake similarities between Jesus and Isa, in hopes of appeasing those who oppose Christ’s Sonship.


The Evangelical’s Guide to Advent

December 15, 2014

Editor’s note: The original version of this article was published by TheBlaze. Click here to read it. Many conservative evangelicals crusade against the War on Christmas, but we’ve neglected the equally important celebration of…

American Atheists Launch "Skip Church" Billboard Campaign

Atheists Launch “Skip Church” Christmas Billboards in the Bible Belt

December 3, 2014

This Christmas season atheists are taking the Left’s “War on Christmas” to new heights. Literally.

In an image tweeted by Iranian President Hassan Rouhani, Rouhani meets with Iranian Christians  on Christmas. (Source: @HassanRouhani)

Persians Bearing Gifts: The Iranian Christmas Charm Offensive

December 27, 2013

While Iranian leaders tweet their cheery Christmas blessings to the world, Christians within the Islamic Republic face persecution for their beliefs, especially during the Christmas season.


Christmas, Americans and the Virgin Birth

December 22, 2013

A new poll by Pew Research, just in time for Christmas, shows 73 percent of Americans believe in Jesus’ virgin birth by His mother Mary. Even 32 percent of the self-professed religiously unaffiliated said they believe. White evangelicals were the most believing (97%), followed by black Protestants (94%), white Catholics (88%), Hispanic Catholics (81%) and Mainline Protestants (70%). By comparison, other polls show about one third of the British people profess belief in the Virgin Birth.

The official logo of HumanLight, the secular Humanist holiday dedicated to reason, compassion, and hope. (Source: HumanLight Committee)

Happy HumanLight!: The Nonbeliever’s Alternative to Christmas

December 15, 2013

Christmas, Hanukkah… HumanLight? Learn about the December Humanist holiday, celebrating “the positive, secular values of reason, compassion, humanity and hope for a better future.”

IRD's Christmas buttons say "Merry Christmas" in Chinese, Korean, and Urdu. 
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The Language of “Merry Christmas”

December 13, 2013

The war on Christmas (and on Christianity by extension) here at home is less than a shadow of what our Christians brothers and sisters around the world are facing. And at Christmas, it is good for us to remember in addition to all of their other suffering, many are forbidden from celebrating publicly the birth of Jesus.


The Sound of Music: A Chestertonian Tale

December 11, 2013

Perhaps we associate the film with Christmas because after we have completely stripped the other 364 days in the year of any religious meaning we find ourselves without any reason to sing, and we can’t begin to fathom why someone on a lonely hillside would suddenly burst into song.