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December 2010

Why the News Makes Us Dumb

"The period between Christmas and New Year’s Day is often described as a “slow-news week.” We use that phrase without considering that world-historical events seem to take a vacation during the period when journalists are on holiday. Could it be that most of what is considered news is a product created for consumption when we are most likely to be paying attention?"

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UPDATE: Original Article


How December 25 Became Christmas

"On December 25, Christians around the world will gather to celebrate Jesus’ birth. Joyful carols, special liturgies, brightly wrapped gifts, festive foods—these all characterize the feast today, at least in the northern hemisphere. But just how did the Christmas festival originate? How did December 25 come to be associated with Jesus’ birthday?"

Read the entire article at Biblical Archeological Review...

HT: First Thoughts


The Incarnation

From On The Square at First Things:

"It’s easy to step back and denounce the excesses of the Christmas season: the orgy of spending, too much food, too much drink, too many parties, and expensive ski vacations that bring aching credit card hangovers. Easy, but mistaken."

 


Greer Heard 2011

Next year's topic for the Greer-Heard Point-Counterpoint Forum is: Can we trust the Bible on the Historical Jesus?

More information can be found at the main site.

 


The Singing Christmas Tree

The Singing Tree schedule is as follows:

Sunday, December 26th
5 pm & 7:30 pm

Monday, December 27th - Thursday, December 30th
7 pm nightly

Sunday, January 2nd 2011
5 pm &  7:30 pm

Admission: FREE (Nursery provided)

For more information contact the church office at: (246) 429-2145