Thought for Thursday

Next to a circus, there ain't nothing that packs up and tears out of town any quicker than the Christmas spirit.   Kin Hubbard

The Christmas Story

This time of year we love to read and tell the Christmas story. Matthew chapter 2. As I read the story, a few questions come to mind that Christians should be able to answer.    1) Since the 3 Wise Men followed the Star all the way from the...

God Goofs Again

The Bible is full of bloopers and blunders.    I have already pointed out the redundancy of Mark 9: 44, 46, and 48. They all say exactly the same thing in the King James Version: where their worm dieth not and the fire is not quenched. (In the...

Jesus is the Only Reason for Christmas!

Anyone who tells you that doesn't know Jack Frost about Christmas or Christianity.   At bedtime on Christmas eve, there is not a kid in America who is thinking of Jesus. They are thinking of Santa Claus. When they get up on Christmas morning,...

The Christmas Story (Matthew 2)

This time of year we love to read and tell the Christmas story. Matthew chapter 2. As I read the story, a few questions come to mind that Christians should be able to answer.    1) Since the 3 Wise Men followed the Star all the way from the...

God's Grace in Action

William Tyndale translated the Bible into English. His translation was the primary source for the King James Version, which is considered by many Christians to be the infallible, inerrant word of God. They hold that those who translated and copied...

Deneity

I've decided to start my own religion. If an ignorant murdering thief like muhammad can start islam, I can do way better than that.   In the beginning, God said, let there be light. And there was Bud Lite. And God tasted it. And it was good. ...

Christmas, part 4/4

Long before the advent of Christianity, plants and trees that remained green all year had a special meaning for people in the winter. Discover the history of the Christmas tree, from the earliest winter solstice celebrations, to Queen Victoria and all...

Christmas, part 3/4

Christmas as we know it today is a Victorian invention of the 1860s. Probably the most celebrated holiday in the world, our modern Christmas is a product of hundreds of years of both secular and religious traditions from around the globe. Discover the...

Christmas, part 2/4

The Legend of St Nicholas    The legend of Santa Claus can be traced back hundreds of years to a monk named St Nicholas. It is believed that Nicholas was born sometime around 280 CE in Patara, near Myra in modern-day Turkey. Much admired for his...

Christmas, part 1/4

Christmas is both a sacred religious holiday and a worldwide cultural and commercial phenomenon. For two millennia, people around the world have been observing it with traditions and practices that are both religious and secular in nature. Christians...

Christmas is a Crock

It is widely known (or it should be) that Jesus was not born on December 25. That day was chosen by church leaders in the 4th century to coincide with existing pagan celebrations of the winter solstice.   But the winter solstice is December...