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Pew: Fewer Christians Wish for a ‘Merry Christmas’ This Year
Surveys suggest concerns over any ‘war on Christmas’ would be better focused on religious literacy.
“I'm a good Christian. If I become president, we're gonna be saying 'Merry Christmas' at every store,” he told Iowa voters back in 2015. “You can leave 'Happy Holidays' at the corner.”.
One-on-One with Tracy McKenzie on the Truth about Thanksgiving and What It Means for Us Today
The Pilgrims did not think of their autumn 1621 celebration as a Thanksgiving Day as much as a kind of harvest festival.
God's extraordinary blessing. They thought of both of these irregular holidays as solemn occasions marked by extensive prayer and worship. Because of
How to Celebrate Christmas as a Cultural Minority
Christians abroad and Muslims at home helped me find the holy day in the holiday.
Holidays are a blend of culture, tradition, marketing, and consumerism—with sometimes a little religion thrown in. At least that's how it feels in the US.
Use Globalization for the Gospel
The four corners of the world are now in your neighborhood.
craving relationship because they have left so many behind. Welcome a college student from China into your home for meals on weekends and holidays.
How the Coming of the Son Brings Hope to the Fatherless
An overlooked prophecy points to the family togetherness we crave at Christmas.
I have no problem with churches that laud family togetherness during the holidays. We must give space for the holidays to be hard while comforting families with an embodied gospel.
Magi, Wise Men, or Kings? It’s Complicated.
Christian tradition finds meaning in each of these mysterious monikers.
Early Church; Middle Ages; Reformation; Early Modern; Modern. Magi, Wise Men, or Kings? It's Complicated. Christian tradition finds meaning in each of these mysterious monikers.
This Christmas, I’m Defining Family by My Single Friends
Blood relatives are key to the holiday. But I share a deeper DNA with the body of Christ.
together. For us, it's more normal than not to have friends join us in our home for meals, celebrations, discussions, traditions, and especially holidays.
We Won't Know Until We Get to Heaven: A Snapshot of By The Hand Ministry
Faith-based after-school program takes kids from inner-city Chicago by the hand.
lots of other places. Let me have Donnita tell you their story. It was bitterly cold, typical for Chicago during the December holidays. It was also Christmas
The Only Bright Spot in American Giving
Research highlights radical giving of poor and unpaid labor of women.
This year during the holidays, while hundreds of thousands of American Christians will donate money and bags of canned food to local food banks, many will also volunteer their time in
What the New Midlife Crisis Means for Christian Women
Middle-aged women contending with stress can find solace in this gospel message.
Women. Middle-aged women contending with stress can find solace in this gospel message. Bronwyn Lea. 0; tweet; link; email; print. The holidays are upon us.
Why Christians Refused Jakarta Governor’s Outdoor Christmas Celebration
For Indonesian believers, top court’s change to religious ID card rules was a much better gift.
For Indonesian believers, top court's change to religious ID card rules was a much better gift.
LifeWay Research: 89% of churches will have services on Christmas Day
What happens when Christmas falls on a Sunday?
Christmas. Many of those who don't go usually to church are open to an invitation during the holidays, according to previous LifeWay Research studies.
Egypt Says Muslims Who Die Defending Churches Are Martyrs. One Just Did.
Cairo attack kills eight Christians and one Muslim, after Islamic authority declares a national duty to protect Copts from terrorism.
Cairo attack kills eight Christians and one Muslim, after Islamic authority declares a national duty to protect Copts from terrorism.
The Contexts for Our Carols
Cherished Christmas carols help us to sing with the saints through the ages.
Cherished Christmas carols help us to sing with the saints through the ages.
Minimalism Isn’t the Key to Christmas
We need more than anti-consumerism for a healthy Christian holiday.
we'd moved to Toronto from Chicago, the terms were clear: If we were moving the grandchildren across an international border, we were responsible to bring them home for the holidays
Which Came First, Christmas or Consumerism?
Judith Flanders teases out the surprising mix of religious and secular elements in many beloved holiday customs.
Which Came First, Christmas or Consumerism? Judith Flanders teases out the surprising mix of religious and secular elements in many beloved holiday customs.
Patriotic Worship is Coming to a Church Near You
Pastors and churches mix patriotism and worship around July 4th.
the intent. However, as a pastor at churches I serve, we have not made a major practice of emphasizing patriotic holidays during worship services. We
Secrets of Effective GivingSubscriber Access Only
Here's when and how you can best help the poor.
During the holidays, we have been known to conversationally isolate ourselves from the yuletide chatter to engage in wonky conversations around what the latest evidence conveys
Christianity and Islam: Evangelicals and Americans Are Not on the Same Page About the "Same God"
A lot of debate has swirled around the similarity (or dissimilarity) of Christianity and Islam lately. What do people think?
Those attending at least about once a week (29%) are less likely to select than those attending only on religious holidays (51%) or rarely or never attending (39%);
Does Halloween Scare Off Americans? New Data from LifeWay Research
How do you view the holiday? Share your thoughts in the comments.
The holiday is one of the more controversial of the most popular American holidays because of it's relationship with witchcraft, paganism, and other "dark" elements.
Why the US Thinks Restricting International Adoptions Will Save Them
Why the US Thinks Restricting International Adoptions Will Save Them
Experts debate State Department strategy to let the little children come less.
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