Singing the Christmas Story

By Shirley Holden Carpenter
Christmas carols provide a rich form for God's people to praise God. More than at any other time of the year, we love to sing at Christmas. Singing the hymns and carols of… read more

Christ-Centered Celebrations

By Tricia Brown
Christmas is full of parties. Children often have Christmas parties at school. Parents have work-sponsored holiday events. Churches sometimes host Christmas celebrations. And… read more

Keeping Christ in Christmas, Or Not

By Tricia Brown
…“Look! I bring good news to you—wonderful, joyous news for all people. Your savior is born today in David’s city. He is Christ the Lord.”… read more

Christmas Easter People

By Betsy Hall, Shane Raynor
Chreaster isn't an actual word—it's made up—a portmanteau of Christmas and Easter. According to one of the online slang dictionaries, Chreaster means A person who… read more

Advent, Christmas, and Epiphany

By Ronald J. Allen
The word Advent transliterates the Latin adventus, which means “coming.” The season of Advent makes a double-edged theological point. Advent ties together the first… read more

Let's Keep Herod in Christmas

By Brett Younger
Twenty-seven Christmases ago I was the new pastor of a Baptist church in Indiana. I decided we would have a Christmas Eve Candlelight Communion service—the first ever. I… read more
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