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Keep the X in X-Mas
The abbreviation offends 6 in 10 evangelicals, but its history is deeply Christian
Why Putting Christ Back in Christmas Is Not Enough
The history of American holiday cheer obscures the difficult details of the nativity narrative.
The Case for an Early Christmas
Christian history gives us reason to see Advent and Christmas as coexistent, not separate.
This Thanksgiving, I’m Thankful for Difficult People
The surprising context for the holiday Lincoln instituted is a good reminder to us today.
Reaching Out to Non-Believers this Holiday Season
Relationships are a significant means through which people can be reached with the gospel.
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.
How to Celebrate Christmas as a Cultural Minority
Christians abroad and Muslims at home helped me find the holy day in the holiday.
How the Coming of the Son Brings Hope to the Fatherless
An overlooked prophecy points to the family togetherness we crave at Christmas.
Which Came First, Christmas or Consumerism?
Judith Flanders teases out the surprising mix of religious and secular elements in many beloved holiday customs.
The Only Bright Spot in American Giving
Research highlights radical giving of poor and unpaid labor of women.
What the New Midlife Crisis Means for Christian Women
Middle-aged women contending with stress can find solace in this gospel message.
What Your Pastor Really Wants for Christmas
This year, forego the gift cards and get them something they’ll really appreciate.
5 Creative Alternatives to Trunk-or-Treat
Don’t be scared of Halloween. Seize the (holi) day!
Happy Birthday, Dear ChurchSubscriber Access Only
Why Pentecost Sunday is worth celebrating.
Magi, Wise Men, or Kings? It’s Complicated.Subscriber Access Only
Christian tradition finds meaning in each of these mysterious monikers.
Here’s What Happens When Christmas Falls on a Sunday
Just 1 in 10 churches will cancel worship services this December 25.
When Christmas Meets the ‘Umbrage Industry’Subscriber Access Only
If history is any guide, there’s no escaping the hostilities that erupt every December.
Thanksgiving Gets the Hallmark Treatment
How sentimentalism distorts the holiday’s past and present.
Easter Is Good News for Women Leaders
Though the world tells us we don’t matter or that we’re less-than, God clearly says otherwise.
Lent for Leaders
In our effort to help others observe the season, we can fail to consider what we need.
Scripture and Neuroscience Agree: It Helps to Lament in Community
Scripture and Neuroscience Agree: It Helps to Lament in Community
Through song, liturgy, and communion, the body of Christ inhabits the suffering experienced by its weakest members.
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