Keeping Chaos in Christmas: Hitler Vs. Christmas

Keeping Chaos in Christmas: Hitler Vs. Christmas

If there were ever a historical person who would surely be a Grinch at Christmas time, I’m sure many people would put forth that that person would be Hitler. Dr. Gerry Bowler’s book Christmas in the Crosshairs: Two Thousand Years of Denouncing and Defending the World’s Most Celebrated Holiday is an interesting romp through history showing (among other … Continue reading

Keeping Chaos in Christmas: Santa Claus – Christian Saint or Pagan Satan?

Keeping Chaos in Christmas: Santa Claus – Christian Saint or Pagan Satan?

  Santa Claus is “the dominate fictional character in our world. Neither Micky Mouse nor Sherlock Holmes, Ronald McDonald nor Harry Potter wields a fraction of the influence that Santa does… His image is recognized and loved all around the planet,” Dr. Gerry Bowler, history professor at the University of Manitoba, writes in his book Santa … Continue reading

Keeping Chaos in Christmas: Pagan or Christian Celebration? A Short History of December 25th.

Keeping Chaos in Christmas: Pagan or Christian Celebration? A Short History of December 25th.

Last Christmas season, I wrote a blog about how my wife and I decided that we would not be doing “the Santa thing” with our children. Ironically, of all the stuff I’ve posted on this blog, this turned out to be the most controversial. The other thing that struck me with mild amusement is no … Continue reading

3 New Important Apologetic Books (And All By Women) on Science, the Body & New Testament

3 New Important Apologetic Books (And All By Women) on Science, the Body & New Testament

I don’t do many book reviews, so think of this more as book recommendations. Recently, three books were release (two in 2018, one in 2017), which I have found extremely helpful for defending the Christian worldview. One focuses on science, one focuses on the big cultural issues of the day (like sexuality, abortion, etc.), and … Continue reading

Is the Old Testament Irrelevant? Let’s See What Jesus Thinks (The Gospel of John)

Is the Old Testament Irrelevant? Let’s See What Jesus Thinks (The Gospel of John)

The point of this short blog series is simple. (Read Part 1: Mark and Part 2: Matthew.) Some Christians, whether they be theologically conservative or liberal, don’t see the Old Testament (OT) as important or relevant. So, we decided to see how Jesus thought of the OT. If you read the first two parts of … Continue reading