(There is always an attempt to de-emphasize the true, spiritual significance of Christian holidays and place emphasis on Santa, toys, bunnies, baskets, and candy. That is a sincere cause for concern. This article assumes that is understood. I respect those who may disagree and who may have a valid pause for concern.)
Every Christmas season, I receive emails such as: "I'm sorry, but every time I tried to watch the sermon the decorated Christmas trees in the background were disturbing to my spirit. I turned it off. I am discouraged and disappointed because of the trees."
Her statement begs the question, "Can we redeem holidays?" Redeem means to recover the ownership of something. Can we, in good faith, redeem Halloween, Christmas, and Easter with their roots saturated in paganism, superstitions, and the occult? more >>
This boy was sitting at the table one day when he saw something in a magazine to buy his little brother. But, there was a problem. He did not have enough money to buy it for him. What he does next will touch your heart.
After seeing an ad for a bike in the newspaper, he realizes it would be the perfect gift for his little brother. So he decides to go around the neighborhood selling Coke bottles and doing his best to earn the bike. At first, we are given the assumption that he is selling Coke bottles to make money and buy himself the bike he sees in the newspaper. But, watching until the end will bring you tears of joy.
It reminds us that it is better to give then it is to receive. Watch this heartwarming Coca-Cola commercial below: more >>
One month after "Kirk Cameron's Saving Christmas" hit theaters across the U.S., two experts added their own viewpoints on how the yuletide season's traditions came to be what they are today.
Cameron's latest film offered moviegoers unique explanations for traditions such as the Christmas tree, the nativity, and even the significance of the 25th of December.; firmly rejecting theories that Christmas was influenced by from paganism. Following the "Fireproof" star's findings, The Christian Post caught up with two additional sources who could further identify the exact origins and meanings for the season.
First, biblical scholar and author of "Does It Really Say That in the Bible" Katie Hoyt McNabb pointed out that the first Christmas celebration occurred over 50 years after the events in Scripture. Consequently, Christmas and its traditions, including feasts, décor, and songs, are commonly debated, even within Christian communities. more >>
Christian professional golfer Bubba Watson reminisces about Christmas memories and thanks God for his family in the goofy YouTube rap video "Bubbaclaus."
In the video the PGA golfer is dressed like Santa Claus while riding around in a hovercraft golf cart with an elf. He raps over a remixed version of the "Halleluiah Chorus," "No sledge, no beard, no reindeer. I might come deliver gifts on a John Deere, Caleb asked me to bring him a new ball, but I'm checking my list; this Bubbaclaus."
Though Watson's video is filled with ridiculous antics and an equally silly chorus, there was heartwarming lines about his childhood Christmases in Bagdad, Florida and his first golf experiences. more >>
New Jersey-based Liquid Church announced this week its plan to equip churchgoers to participate in a "spiritual flash mob" on Christmas Eve.
"Thousands will be commissioned to put their faith into action with a special twist on the crowd-favorite that infuses a Biblical approach," organizers stated while listing the schedule for 12 Christmas Eve services at all four of its locations.
"We're excited to see what happens as thousands of unsuspecting people meet our 'conspiracy of kindness' face-to-face and receive the love coming their way this Christmas," lead pastor Tim Lucas said. "Especially on a night like Christmas Eve, when others might not take notice of their circumstances, we want them to know that they really do matter to God." more >>
A Utica, N.Y. Fire Chief is refusing to take down a Christmas-themed sign displayed outside of a firehouse, despite growing complaints from atheists.
The sign, which reads "HAPPY BIRTHDAY JESUS WE LOVE YOU," is displayed outside Firehouse No. 4 in South Utica in the spirit of Christmas, however; atheists are demanding that it be removed, according to CBS.