Christmas is a time full of tradition, as the holiday has been celebrated for centuries long before the United States was a thought or Europe knew about America.
This special wintry time of year is full of Santa Clauses, evergreen trees, mistletoes, presents, and a host of good cheer and family gatherings.
Ever wonder where some of these traditions came from? Listed below are some Christmas traditions and where they came from. more >>
Man is on a quest, and it goes far beyond the fictional fantasy of "Star Wars." I am talking about something real and eternal. And everybody wants it.
Tech billionaires are spending hundreds of millions of dollars in their pursuit to extend life. This includes Oracle CEO Larry Ellison, Facebook CEO Mark Zukerberg, and PayPal co-founder Peter Thiel. The ultimate goal of their expensive research is to find the holy grail of life extension, namely, immortality.
It makes sense. After all, everyone wants to live forever, right? There is something inside each of us that longs for everlasting life. Ecclesiastes 3:11 explains why we have this longing: "God has set eternity in the human heart." more >>
Books still make excellent Christmas gifts and while there are many great Christmas books, and no list is truly complete, the publications below attempt to reflect truth in Christian thought and history.
With the rise of secularism in the Western world, the true meaning of Christmas is all the more important. Each of these books help reflect that truth in meaningful ways.
Below are five great books for and about Christmas: more >>
While riding in the car with my wife the other day, a story came up on a news radio station that caught my attention. An earnest community activist was warning the listeners of one of the dangers in shopping for Christmas toys; the danger of falling victim to gender-based pricing.
She told the story about a "Sport" model of a popular red scooter that sells for $29.95. The "Princess" model, which differs only in color (pink, of course) and decoration (beautiful decals of a princess), sells for a shocking $49.95.
Can you believe it? The nerve of the greedy male-dominated (no doubt) scooter manufacturer!! To charge a higher price for a scooter which is sold for girls than the price of the model sold to boys. There ought to be a law! more >>
As Americans prepare to spend the holidays with friends and family, Pastor Perry Noble's NewSpring Church has offered words of advice for dealing with dramatic family members.
A recent blog post on the NewSpring Church website encourages Christians to approach their family dynamics while keeping four steps in mind: taking a deep breath, putting others before themselves, watching one's words, and resolving any issues before the day ends.
The city of Falls Church, Virginia backed off its attempt to prevent pro-life Christmas carolers from singing outside an abortion clinic.
The carolers were initially asked by police to stop singing, citing a noise ordinance. After receiving a letter from the Alliance Defending Freedom law group, however, the city changed its tune on Christmas caroling.