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-The Real St. Nicholas

Saturday, December 17th, 2011

           (Image via Wikipedia) Here’s the story of the real St. Nicholas who was a Christian Bishop in the 4th century: The Truth About Santa Claus What comes to mind when you think of Santa Claus? Probably jolly ol’ St. Nick in his red suit, a snowy North Pole, a sleigh pulled by reindeer, gifts […]

-Is Christmas Really a Pagan Holiday?

Saturday, December 10th, 2011

                                              (Image via Wikipedia) Years ago when my children were still small I had a couple of visitors at the door on a Saturday before Christmas. The Christmas tree was up with presents all around it in preparation for the big day. The couple at the door explained that they did not celebrate Christmas since […]

-Recap on the War for Christmas 2010

Monday, December 27th, 2010

(Image by ladybugbkt via Flickr) For years Christmas and God were taken for granted in our culture. This is no longer the case. Now the message of the original birth of the Christ child in Bethlehem needs to be proclaimed more clearly and without all of the mythic trappings that have over shadowed the real […]

-Iraq: Christmas Persecution Continues–2 Killed and 9 Wounded

Tuesday, December 29th, 2009

(Assyrian Church  by ashour rehana via Flickr) In Mosul, Iraq the persecution of Christians continued this Christmas with the bombing of St Thomas Church last Wednesday killing two men and wounded five others. Even more astounding was the attack upon the Christian community of Bartilla in Northern Iraq on Christmas Day. Over 100 Shiite Muslims […]

-Merry Christmas…Here’s the Story of Christmas

Friday, December 25th, 2009

(Nativity  by krisdecurtis via Flickr) The Christmas story is found in Matthew (Matt. 1:18-2:18) and in Luke ( Luke 1:26-56, 2:1-40). However, Isaiah should never be ignored: Behold, the virgin shall conceive and bear a son, and shall call his name Immanuel. (Isaiah 7:14) For to us a child is born, to us a son […]