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Archive for December, 2008

-Rick Warren on ‘The Purpose of Christmas’

Tuesday, December 23rd, 2008

(Picture by Stéfan via Flickr)   Pastor Rick Warren has been in the news lately as Barrack Obama’s controversial choice to say a prayer at the inaugural. Here’s an excellent article written by Warren on the real meaning of Christmas. It’s actually an excerpt from his recent book:  The Purpose of Christmas–a timely message posted […]

-Politically Correct Christmas Carols?

Monday, December 22nd, 2008

This report from the UK: A number of clergy in Church of England have taken it upon themselves to change the words of traditional carols in order to be more ‘modern’ and ‘inclusive’–or politically correct. For example, one church changed the traditional refrain of O Come All Ye Faithful – “O come let us adore […]

-California: Jerry Brown Says-Bah Hum Bug!-to Prop 8

Saturday, December 20th, 2008

(-Picture of Jerry Brown by Thomas Hawk via Flickr) On Friday, California’s Attorney General Jerry Brown asked the State Supreme Court To overrule Prop 8-the Traditional Marriage amendment. Response: AG Jerry Brown joins nearly every other major politician in California including the Governor and also the main stream media in calling for the vote of […]

-Iraq: Christians Facing a Fearful Christmas?

Thursday, December 18th, 2008

(Nativity Picture via Wikipedia) Christians still living in Iraq are hunkered down and secretly and privately preparing for Christmas. Those in Mosul are particularly fearful that radical Muslims may choose to make a point at their expense during the Christmas season. Christianity Today has a fine article with a good summary on what Christians have […]

-Pope: Getting Back to the Real Meaning of Christmas?

Wednesday, December 17th, 2008

(-Nativity Scene via Wikipedia) Pope Benedict XVI hopes that the financial crisis will help people focus on the spiritual meaning of Christmas this year rather than the commercial gift-giving which has over taken the celebration in recent years. Benedict is hoping that the crisis will help folks to rediscover what he calls "the warmth, simplicity, […]

-Arson Confirmed @ Palin’s Home Church

Tuesday, December 16th, 2008

The hometown church of Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin was set on fire last Friday night, causing an estimated $1 million in damage. There were a handful of women and children inside the church at the time and fortunately everyone was able to escape without injuries. Federal investigators confirmed that the fire at the Wasilla Bible […]