The Historical St. Nick, the White Santa, Marxist Pope, & More: Christmas Special w/ Adam English

Santa & Jesus aren't white, Christmas isn't about Capitalism, the Pope isn't a Marxist leftist, the Christian Calendar is a hardcore form of resistance, and you find out that Roger Olson's own student turned Tripp into a Process theologian.  That is just a bit of what is in store for you in this … Read more about The Historical St. Nick, the White Santa, Marxist Pope, & More: Christmas Special w/ Adam English

Do people know that the Immaculate Conception wasn’t Jesus? I didn’t.

Two things that you should know up front: #1 as someone raised Evangelical - I love Christmas.  Now that I am working in a Mainline church - I am warming up to Advent. #2 I am not a Catholic Scholar so what I am about to say is my own little theory about coming to this party late.  Do people … Read more about Do people know that the Immaculate Conception wasn’t Jesus? I didn’t.

Of Course Jesus Was Born of A Virgin – it happened a lot back then

As Christians we confess that Jesus was born to a virgin.  Some people doubt the accuracy of that - but they may not realize that it was not that uncommon back then. Here are just 10 people born of a virgin in the ancient world:  Buddha Krishna - born without a sexual union, by “mental … Read more about Of Course Jesus Was Born of A Virgin – it happened a lot back then

Is Advent Still Worth Doing? An Honest Question from Bo Sanders

This past Monday John Stewart did a very funny bit on the Daily Show about how Christmas has gotten so big that it is starting to take over other Holidays - what we used to call Thanksgiving is now ‘Black Thursday’ ... Watch out: you’re next Halloween! And in one sense, it is true. Christmas has … Read more about Is Advent Still Worth Doing? An Honest Question from Bo Sanders

Merry Christmas! Peace on Earth… and all that good stuff

In Luke chapter 2 the Angel of the Lord says something really profound (v.14) "Glory to God in the highest, and on earth peace among men with whom God is pleased"  (NAS) It is beautiful in its simplicity. I'm not trying to make this into a three point sermon, but it does seem to me that there … Read more about Merry Christmas! Peace on Earth… and all that good stuff

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