The birth of Jesus Christ holds great significance for billions of people worldwide, especially regarding spiritual matters.
Jesus' birth also holds a chronological significance, as western nations based their present form of time-keeping off of the estimated date of the event.
Every time someone speaks of the war of 1812, or the blizzard of 1996, or the 2008 presidential election they are referencing how many years it's been since Jesus was born. more >>
Every holiday has a past. Christmas is no different. The day now known for manger scenes, Santa Claus, and gift-giving during the peak of winter was not always celebrated in said manner.
Many of the traditions connected to the celebration of the birth of Jesus Christ have non-Christian origins. Items like the Yule log, the Christmas tree, and the very placement of the observance during the darkest time in the calendar year stem from pre-Christian religious observances.
Bruce Forbes, professor of religious studies at Sioux City, Iowa-based Morningside College explained to The Christian Post in an earlier interview that many current Christmas rituals emerged during the difficult winters pagans often encountered. more >>
Award-winning gospel recording artist Marvin Sapp's latest CD, a feel-good album titled Christmas Card, reminds listeners of the reason for the season and includes a "thank you" from the Sapp kids to all who have supported them since their mother's passing. Sapp recently spoke with The Christian Post about his new LP, celebrating the holidays without his late wife, and how he manages being a single dad, pastor, and recording artist.
Sapp's Christmas Card, opening with the track "Feels Real Good," a bouncy, bass-heavy cut, and closing with the doo-wop track "Don't Get It Twisted" that calls for keeping Christ in Christmas, also offers two traditional tracks, "God Rest Ye Merry Gentlemen" and "Joseph's Song."
The family- and dance-friendly album is Sapp's first-ever Christmas-themed LP, which is just one of a few recent firsts for the Michigan artist and minister. more >>
In today's age, many people care more about their cell phones than sitting down and reading a Bible. There are so many different apps and activities the cell phone can be used for. In this video, a single phone is shown time lapsing through multiple pictures on Instagram to tell the wonderful story of Jesus' birth! The hash tag being used to promote this awesome video is "#COMELETUSADOREHIM."
Feel free to share this video with all and use the hash tag to spread the joy of Christmas to everyone's cell phone!
An atheist group is offering a reward to find the people who were seen attempting to torch one of the organization's billboards in Pitman, N.J., that was erected to counter attack a "Keep Christ in Christmas" banner placed within the same town.
The "Keep Saturn in Saturnalia" billboard posted by the Freedom From Religion (FFR) foundation, whose message refers to an ancient holiday named after the Roman god Saturn that took place in the winter solstice, has been the target of protestors recently.
Now, FFR is hoping to reward $2,000 to anyone with information. more >>
A choir had 15 of their credit and debit cards stolen Thursday while they performed at a Washington, D.C. Christmas concert to raise money for the homeless.
The Thomas Circle Singers, a chamber choral ensemble that performs in order to raise money for lower-income Washington, D.C. residents, was performing at St. Paul's Lutheran Church in front of 500 spectators, when someone sneaked into the basement where they had stored their belongings and took the cards.
Once he or she obtained the cards, the thief made a beeline to the store. Before the end of the concert, a $600 purchase had been made at an REI and $150 at a Toys R Us on one card alone, reports The Washington Post. Thousands more dollars were reportedly spent and another person's identification card was stolen. Six people were affected by the crime. more >>