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10 Surprising Lessons from “A Christmas Carol”

Isn’t the transformation of Ebenezer Scrooge really what God seeks in us all?

A Slightly Merry Crisis Psych Christmas Story

‘Twas the night I had to send a lady into rehab and ring the Salvation Army bell in her place.

What Exactly Was the Star of Bethlehem?

Only one astronomical body matches Matthew’s description of the Star perfectly — a comet.

10 Ways to Survive a Blended Family Christmas

As a divorcee who remarried into a Hindu family, I know all about fighting Christmas anxiety.

14 Books You Should Give as Gifts This Holiday Season

If you’re hunting for books of faith, spirit, and significance for Christmas or Hanukkah, look no further.

10 Things I Wish Everyone Knew About Chanukkah

Is it Chanukkah . . . or Hanukkah? What’s with the jelly donuts? Why eight nights? And more.

The Mystery of the Manger

Have you ever considered what a strange sign the manger-crib really was?

Let’s Transform Thanksgiving . . . Into Stranger Day

Save the comfortable for Christmas. Take a risk this Thanksgiving. 

Why We Shouldn’t Keep Christ in Christmas

We should look to Jesus’ example of humility before we try forcing His message onto the world.

Why I Hate Hypocrisy, Injustice, and People Who Leave Up Christmas Decorations

Is a dead wreath the kind of message Jesus wants to send?

How to Deal with Grief at Christmastime

Four tips for dealing with loss during the holidays.

Should We Stop Lying to Our Kids About Santa Claus?

The pros and cons of the most wonderful lie of the year.

Gift This, Not That: A Gift-Giving Guide for Your Pastor

Don’t add to your pastor’s surplus of Christian bookstore paraphernalia — try these gifts instead.

Let’s Stop Bashing These 5 Christmas Traditions

Material things can become tangible reminders of the intangible realities of love and grace.

Quiet Reflection vs. Holiday Hustle: The Tension of Creating Christmas

Santa is not the only pretend part of Christmas.  

How Christmas Lost Its Soul

Christmas is a chance to showcase the best of Christianity. Instead, it vomits up the worst.

10 Things I Wish Everyone Knew About Christmas

A Christmas historian shares some facts about what the holiday is, what it isn’t, and what it was.

7 Things Not to Say to the Atheist in Your Family

These tips should help make family visits more pleasant for everyone.

Why Christmas Makes You Go Into Debt and Donate Money

For both retailers and non-profits, it’s the most wonderful time of the year.

How Cancer Gave My Ministry New Meaning

In moments like these you realize it isn’t about you, but magnifying Christ and his story of rescue.