Once more: Jesus was not born in a stable

Dec 3, 2018 by

by Ian Paul, Psephizo: I am sorry to spoil your preparations for Christmas before the Christmas lights have even gone up—though perhaps it is better to do this now than the week before Christmas, when everything has been carefully prepared. But Jesus wasn’t born in a stable, and, curiously, the...

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At Christmas, don’t forget Christ

Dec 2, 2018 by

by Ffion Shiner, The Conservative Woman: Today marks the first Sunday of Advent, traditionally a period of penitence and preparation for the coming of Jesus Christ. Christmas is a time of great celebration but its true meaning has been lost in the tat, materialism and individualism of the modern...

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C of E ups its digital resources for Christmas

Oct 6, 2018 by

By Adam Beckett, Church Times THE Church of England has launched its Christmas campaign for this year, #FollowTheStar, as it seeks to draw more people to church over Advent and Christmas. With the launch of the campaign, churches can order resources including a book of reflections, #FollowTheStar:...

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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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