Controversial Holidays

A Quick Look at the History of Christmas

https://www.history.com/embed/10639427779 To answer my son's question this morning: "So, what is mistletoe, and why do people kiss under it?" I flipped open my smart phone and began a Google search. The first article that caught my attention was from a website that also presented the interesting video above (click on the link--it's only a couple… Continue reading A Quick Look at the History of Christmas

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Controversial Holidays

A Fresh Perspective on the Holidays

Continued study on controversial holidays has long been overdue. As the momentum leading up to Christmas gathers force, I felt it time to get a start. I opened up my browser this morning feeling all the weight of this ponderous subject pressing down upon me. Certainly this study will end up spanning several years! However, as I scanned some articles… Continue reading A Fresh Perspective on the Holidays

Controversial Holidays

Why We Don’t Celebrate Halloween

Halloween was yesterday, and I barely even noticed. Several years ago, my husband and I decided that our family would not participate in Halloween and Harvest Festival celebrations. I haven't regretted it. My children have gotten used to it, too. The 31st of October is just another day to us. I know other Christian families… Continue reading Why We Don’t Celebrate Halloween