Tag Archives: Christmas

3 Misguided Claims of Attacks on Christmas (Reblog)

Jesus Without Baggage blog readers, Today’s post is a reblog of a very popular article from last year that deals with three misguided claims of attacks on Christmas that show up each year: 1. Appeals to put Christ back in Xmas … Continue reading

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5 Ways to Approach the Santa Issue with Questioning Children

Christmas is a fun time for both children and parents; and Santa is a big part of that. But the time comes when every child begins to question the Santa myth. How should parents handle this transition? There are multiple … Continue reading

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Have Christians Been Persecuted This Christmas Season?

The Christmas season is now fully underway, and perhaps you have already heard of Christians being persecuted. Do you know any Christian friends who feel they have been persecuted this year? Here is an improved (but simple) chart by Rachel … Continue reading

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A Merry Christmas to You on this Christmas Day!

Preparations are done. Presents are wrapped. Families are gathering. Though by the time you see this, the Christmas meal might be over with everyone returning to their homes near and far. I hope it is/has been a wonderful day for … Continue reading

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3 Misguided Claims of Attacks on Christmas

There is a tendency among some Christians to believe that people in the United States regularly attack and persecute Christians, and these claims intensify during Christmas season. Even an innocent design on a Starbucks coffee cup can lead to mass … Continue reading

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5 Potentially Bad Consequences of Insisting to Questioning Kids that Santa Claus is Real

Christmas is an exciting time for children, and Santa is a key part of the magic! Amidst the gift-giving, and food, and sparkle and lights; along with snowmen, and eggnog, and parties and cheer; it is difficult to imagine Christmas … Continue reading

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5 Widely Different Ways to Handle the Santa Issue with Questioning Children

Christmas is a fun time for children, and Santa is a big part of that. But there comes a time when every child begins to question the Santa myth; how should parents handle this transition? Last year I posted an … Continue reading

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Are Christians Being Persecuted During Christmas Season?

As the Christmas season gets fully underway, I expect to hear more Christians claiming persecution; it happens every year. Do you know any Christians who feel persecuted by others during this season? Here is a simple chart you can share with … Continue reading

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4 Negative Consequences of Teaching Kids that Santa Claus is Real

This is probably not going to be my most popular post. But let me say that I am not against celebrating the Christmas season with gifts, and food, and sparkle and lights; with snowmen, and eggnog, and parties and cheer. … Continue reading

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Here are My 5 Christmas Wishes for You

It is less than two weeks until Christmas, and I am sure you are already deep into the Christmas spirit—doing all those busy things we do during this season leading up to the big day. Decorations are up and excitement … Continue reading

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Let’s Keep the Chi in Xmas

For my first semester of college I attended the local community college. I was Baptist at the time, so as soon as I arrived I joined the Baptist Student Union. A few months later the Christmas season was upon us … Continue reading

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Are Christians Being Persecuted During the Christmas Season?

Thanksgiving is behind us and the Christmas season is now officially underway. Do you know any Christians who feel persecuted by others during this season? Here is a simple chart you can share with them to determine whether or not … Continue reading

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My 5 Christmas Wishes for You

It is only about 10 more days until Christmas, and I am sure you are already deep into the Christmas spirit—doing all those busy things we do during this season leading up to the big day. Decorations are up and … Continue reading

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Keep the Chi in Xmas

For my first semester of college (Fall 1969), I went to the local community college; I earned the rest of my Bachelor’s degree at a Bible College (now a University). I was Baptist when I attended the community college, so as soon … Continue reading

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Are Christians Persecuted During the Christmas Season?

The Christmas season is now underway. Do you know any Christians who feel persecuted during this season? Here is a simple chart you can share with them to determine whether or not they really are being persecuted. I got it … Continue reading

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Wondering Whether You are being Persecuted this Christmas Season?

Last year during the Christmas season, I shared a simple chart on determining whether we are being persecuted over Christmas. I found it on Rachel Held Evans’ blog. I think a repeat is appropriate.

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