Christmas

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Terror and grace in 1914

Terror and grace in 1914

By Marvin Olasky
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History | ‘Fancy shaking hands with the enemy’

Four weeks of Jesus to get ready for Christmas

Four weeks of Jesus to get ready for Christmas

By Nick Eicher
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Christmas | This week, John Stonestreet and I talked about the meaning of the Advent season. By following the church calendar and setting aside the four weeks before…

Aaron Shust’s epic take on the Christmas story

By Jeff Koch
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Music | CCM artist Aaron Shust comes out swinging for the stars on his new Christmas album Unto Us —an ambitious blend of classical and rock music in the vein…

If the eye is sound

If the eye is sound

By Andrée Seu Peterson
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Faith & Inspiration | “Christmas is a poor excuse every 25th of December to pick a man’s pockets.” That’s what Ebenezer Scrooge replied when his underpaid clerk Bob…

’Tis the season for the public school Scrooge

By Sarah Padbury
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Christmas | The latest social media meme pokes fun at the annual debate over Christmas: A photo shows a roadside stand selling cut pine trees with a sign that reads,

Charlie Brown almost didn’t get to celebrate Christmas in prime time

By Joseph Slife
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Television | The seasonal TV classic, A Charlie Brown Christmas , has been one of the highlights of the Christmas season for many people since it made its first appearance in…

Wonder of wonders

Wonder of wonders

By Amy Henry
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Faith & Inspiration | I don’t know how many times in the last week, when asked how I am doing, I replied, “Wonderful!” And I’ve lied. Not because I’m unhappy,

A Christmas jazz album that points to Jesus

By Jeff Koch
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Music | Many jazz-themed Christmas albums are an ill-considered hash of cheesy arrangements that seem more like an opportunistic lunge for a quick Christmas buck than…

Our lost lambs

Our lost lambs

By Chelsea Kolz Boes
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Faith & Inspiration | I remember the Christmas my brother Isaac and I lost the sheep. One was small and white, a tiny plastic lamb no bigger than the baby Jesus figurine. The other…

Seasonal delights

By Arsenio Orteza
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Music | Christmas ghosts and this year’s Christmas albums

Born to us a Savior

Born to us a Savior

By La Shawn Barber
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Faith & Inspiration | Christmas in the United States is a secularized holiday that even the most zealous unbeliever enjoys. Who doesn’t appreciate time off from work, opening…

Christmas in no man’s land

By Andrée Seu Peterson
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Faith & Inspiration | One of the stranger phenomena in the annals of history is the Christmas truce of 1914. It was a parenthesis of peace in the middle of World War I—a brief,

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