What does Christmas mean?

Dec 26, 2017 by

by Ian Paul, Psephizo: Despite not preaching at Christmas services this year, for some reason I have found myself thinking about the meaning of Christmas more this year than most. To stimulate your thinking this Christmas Day, I simply offer two things—one ancient, the other modern, neither mine....

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How the Queen – the ‘last Christian monarch’ – has made faith her message

Dec 26, 2017 by

by Catherine Pepinster, Guardian: To the royal household, it is known as the QXB – the Queen’s Christmas broadcast. To millions of people, it is still an essential feature of Christmas Day. To the Queen, her annual broadcast is the time when she speaks to the nation without the government...

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Happy (Calvinist) Christmas

Dec 25, 2017 by

by David Robertson, Christian Today: If you are reading this on Christmas Day, Happy Christmas. Now get off your computer or phone and go and do something less boring instead, like eating turkey, watching the Queens speech or washing those dishes. Christmas is not universally celebrated. If you...

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Meditations for Christmas Day – The Feast of the Nativity

Dec 25, 2017 by

Mon Dec 25 am: 2, 85 pm: 132, 110 Micah 4:1-5, 5:2-4 1 John 4:7-16 John 3:26-31 Notes on the Liturgical Feast for Today – Feast of the Nativity – Christmas  The first evidence of the feast is from Egypt  About A.D. 200, Clement of Alexandria says that certain Egyptian over curiously...

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And so the Christ Child comes, as we look for his appearing

Dec 24, 2017 by

from Archbishop Cranmer: The birth of the Christ Child, the Son of God, was heralded by the Angel of the Lord, accompanied by the Shekinah, the Glory of God, followed by a multitude of the Heavenly Host singing praises: ‘Hallelujah!’ And for whose benefit was this magnificent display? Kings?...

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Europe: The Islamization of Christmas

Dec 24, 2017 by

by Soeren Kern, Gatestsone Institute: This year’s Christmas season has been marked by Islam-related controversies in nearly every European country. Most of the conflicts have been generated by Europe’s multicultural political and religious elites, who are bending over backwards to...

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