Christmas Angels

Holidays: 8 Facts About Angels

  While I am no angelologist (yes, there is such a thing), I was thinking of angels over the past couple of days and their relation to Christmas. They are sung of often in Christmas Carols like “Hark! The Herald Angels Sing” and “Angels We Have Heard On High.” They feature in all the best…

Sukka for Sukkot, a Jewish Thanksgiving

Holidays: The First Thanksgiving

With Thanksgiving approaching, many of us grow nostalgic. Images of Thanksgivings past come to the forefront. Maybe we think of the Macy’s parade, of turkey dinner, or even sitting around with the men watching the Dallas Cowboys play the Washington Redskins. Maybe we had special times with family and loved ones. Time off from responsibility might have…

Jesus Burial Site

Holidays: Good Friday Was Good

All through the Old Testament God required atonement. During this whole period, He knew He would provide the way out, and for sin to be dealt with once and for all. The resurrection then sealed the path for us to live wholly well for eternity, not with the condition of sin for eternity! Isn’t that a beautiful thing?

Mary and the Annunciation

Perfect Theology: Is Jesus Really the Reason for the Season? Facts About the History of Christmas and Saint Nicholas Part 6

One thing, for certain, I have gained in my research is the understanding of why so many people celebrate Christmas. It is a celebration that has been going of for thousands of years, before there ever was a baby Jesus. The “spirit” of Christmas is not equal to the Holy Spirit. The love most people have for this time of year is a love for nostalgia and tradition that God has nothing to do with.