Christmas

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Santa Claus’ Christian beginnings

Santa Claus’ Christian beginnings

By Albin Sadar
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Christmas | Some people might have a problem acknowledging Jesus during the season that bears His name. Those same folks most likely don’t have a problem with Santa…

How can there be joy in such a world?

By John S. Dickerson
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Faith & Inspiration | One week ago I was in one of the poorest, most violent slums in the Western Hemisphere—Cité Soleil, outside Port-au-Prince, Haiti. Between shacks of…

Not looking for a baby

By Andrée Seu Peterson
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Faith & Inspiration | In Walt Disney’s Sleeping Beauty , Maleficent, who has sent her henchmen over hill and dale in obsessive pursuit of a certain princess named Aurora, is…

Christians celebrate in India and Indonesia despite attacks

By Julia A. Seymour
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Persecution | Christians who face persecution around the world will celebrate Christmas knowing they may be targeted for it. In India and Indonesia already this month,

Who’s writing the new Christmas carols?

By Warren Cole Smith
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Q&A | Andrew Peterson and Keith Getty talk about the new songs celebrating Christ’s birth

Atheists try to squelch the Christmas spirit in Indiana

By Daniel James Devine
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Religious Liberty | UPDATE: The nativity scene in Brookville, Ind., will remain in place until the day after Christmas, said an attorney representing the city. Peter Breen,

All’s well in Warren

By Andrée Seu Peterson
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Religion | I just got through to the secretary of the mayor’s office of the Detroit suburb of Warren, Mich., and asked her if there is a holiday display this year at…

Web reads: What should you tell your kids about Santa Claus?

Web reads: What should you tell your kids about Santa Claus?

By Susan Olasky
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Newsworthy | Is Santa real? What to tell children about Santa Claus: Anthropologist Margaret Mead had ungodly notions about some things, but she spent some time…

Fully man

Fully man

By Andrée Seu Peterson
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Faith & Inspiration | As a freshman in college and not even a Christian, I was given free rein of a junior high Bible study class at a Worcester, Mass., church. It consisted of…

Midday Roundup: Sony pulls anti-North Korea film over threats, hacking

By Lynde Langdon
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Newsworthy | Off-screen drama. The United States has connected the North Korean government with cyberattacks against Sony Pictures, Fox News reported. Sony on Wednesday…

Imitating Mary’s ‘faith and patience’

Imitating Mary’s ‘faith and patience’

By Andrée Seu Peterson
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Faith & Inspiration | Many have historically exalted Mary, the mother of Jesus, to the position of Queen of heaven, and in reaction to that error many of the rest of us have…

Jesus’ Messiah credentials

Jesus’ Messiah credentials

By Andrée Seu Peterson
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Faith & Inspiration | Jesus cannot be the Jewish Messiah because he is not a descendant of David on the father’s side. Check it out in Matthew 1, where we learn that though…

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