Tag: christmas

Keep Christ in Christmas?

In the past generation we have witnessed a profound shift toward secularism in Western society, particularly in the United States of America. This shift has led to discomfort and unease among many who profess Jesus;Continue reading

‘Tis the Season

This is the time of year when the refrain is heard loudly: ’tis the season! The holiday season is a time of great activity and expectation for many people, but what really is it allContinue reading

Christians and Christmas

It’s that time of year again: the weather is getting colder, it’s raining or snowing, depending where you live, and we are constantly bombarded by retail stores and their marketing blitzes. Christmastime is upon usContinue reading

The Birth of Jesus of Nazareth

The time had come. It was, as we reckon time, 6 BCE. Israel had seen better days; its independence had been lost 57 years previously, and the Israelites labored under a “half-breed” king, Herod theContinue reading

American Consumerism

Recently we saw another Thanksgiving come and go. The Christmas season is now upon us, and the big rush to find the perfect gift for your loved one is on. It seems anymore that storesContinue reading

About Those Bell Ringers…

This is the time of year when we begin to see the bell ringers standing outside many retail outlets with the red buckets for donations. Thousands of people provide donations of anything from spare changeContinue reading