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Pastors: 7 Hard Truths You Need to Tell Your Church

If we as leaders don’t set our congregations straight now, they’ll be blindsided later.

Should We Stop Lying to Our Kids About Santa Claus?

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

‘Rise of the Guardians’ fantasy-adventure film: A secularist tale

AP This film image released by DreamWorks Animation shows the character Jamie, voiced by Dakota Goyo, left, as he awakens … Continued

Pastor to spend Christmas in Iranian prison, imprisoned for his faith

As we prepare to celebrate Christmas, a time of joy, hope, and peace on earth, we are reminded that in … Continued

So this is Christmas . . .

AP A Christian worshiper prays at the Church of Nativity, traditionally believed by Christians to be the birthplace of Jesus … Continued

Despots, detention and an immigration Epiphany

AP Christian worshipers visit the Church of Nativity, traditionally believed by Christians to be the birthplace of Jesus Christ, ahead … Continued

More than Santa to the troops

AFP/GETTY IMAGES Santa Claus brings presents for U.S. soldiers during a Christmas concert at Bagram Air Base on Dec. 25, … Continued

Keep Santa, Easter Bunny in their place?

For nearly 50 years in Saugus, Mass., a firefighter has donned a Santa suit with green mittens and delivered coloring … Continued

Baby love

It’s no mere coincidence a baby features centrally in both the Christian and Hindu mythologies. Our family deity is baby … Continued

Dawkins teaches children how, not what, to think

Free Press FREE PRESS “The Magic of Reality: How We Know What’s Really True,” by Richard Dawkins. Illustrated by Dave … Continued

Pastor of second chances

FAITH IN ACTION Father Greg Boyle moves swiftly around the headquarters of Homeboy Industries in central Los Angeles, looking a … Continued

A (Hindu) Christmas Carol?

“Keep Christ in Christmas!” is the familiar refrain of Christians who fear the secularization of the holy day celebrating the … Continued

Why I want to believe in Christmas

I love Christmas. I have always loved Christmas. I love the trees and the lights and the ornaments and the … Continued

Will there be Christmas in Iraq?

By Leonard Leo and Talal Eid As Christians around the world prepare to celebrate the birth of Christ, their brothers … Continued

Cornbread and coffee with Santa

“Keep Christ in Christmas!” is the familiar refrain of Christians who fear the secularization of the holy day celebrating the … Continued

Christmas for sale

“Keep Christ in Christmas!” is the familiar refrain of Christians who fear the secularization of the holy day celebrating the … Continued

Christmas after leaving the church

By Randy Roberts Potts When I was a kid in the 1980s, I attended a small Evangelical Christian school for … Continued

The difference between Jesus and Santa Claus

“What’s the difference between Jesus and Santa Claus?” I asked the children who had come up to the front of … Continued

There isn’t a war on Christmas in North America

By Tim Muldoon This article is part of a series for the Patheos Holiday Monitor, which tracks the War on … Continued

The great Santa debate

By Elizabeth Tenety With all the craziness of Christmastime, it’s easy to forget the real reason for the season . … Continued