Archive: December 19, 2010 - December 25, 2010
If this were a Christian nation then two things would most certainly be true: First, we would spend considerably less time arguing about what to call things, because in a truly Christian nation we'd know that these outward signs are really of very little significance in the grand scheme of things. Second, and what really matters most, we would see to it that there was no hunger, no homelessness, no avoidable sickness, no discrimination.
By Rev. Erik Walker Wikstrom | December 23, 2010; 5:16 PM ET | Comments (9)
Nothing can justify a direct abortion. No circumstance, no purpose, no law whatsoever can ever make licit an act which is intrinsically illicit, since it is contrary to the Law of God which is written in every human heart, knowable by reason itself, and proclaimed by the Church
By Tom Grenchik | December 23, 2010; 4:48 PM ET | Comments (7)
As Christians around the world prepare to celebrate the birth of Christ, their brothers and sisters in Iraq face the unthinkable: the possible obliteration of their community, one of the oldest Christian communities in the world.
By Leonard Leo and Talal Eid | December 23, 2010; 1:10 PM ET | Comments (10)
Fed up with the consumerist excesses of Christmas and the maddeningly widespread association of celebrating Christ's birth with going in to credit card debt, some young evangelicals are opting to observe the birth of their savior another way.
By Brett McCracken | December 21, 2010; 9:17 PM ET | Comments (11)
Even if undertaken the most careful manner, debates about religious faith and its place in American civic life are bound to provoke heated responses. Shouldn't all writers show care and respect?
By Matthew Duss | December 21, 2010; 11:57 AM ET | Comments (2)
It's a cosmic play of transformation from darkness into light.
By Sanjeev Verma | December 21, 2010; 10:34 AM ET | Comments (4)
Looking back to the original Christmas story, we see three wise men stepping forward to present gifts of gold, frankincense and myrrh. Fast forward. Three gifts today worthy of Biblical mention, what would they be?
By Right Revered William E. Swing | December 20, 2010; 1:20 PM ET | Comments (4)
In retrospect, it turns out that the amount of decency and integrity Kissinger would have needed to approach greatness is much, much higher.
By Menachem Z. Rosensaft | December 20, 2010; 11:04 AM ET | Comments (0)
The fundamentalists have it wrong -- you don't have to believe literally in these metaphors to enjoy what is truly wonderful about Christmas.
By Randy Roberts Potts | December 20, 2010; 11:03 AM ET | Comments (0)
The Christmas season is the only time of the year when people who don't necessarily like each other decide to converge on a very small living space and spend too much time with too many high expectations.
By Jason Frenn | December 20, 2010; 10:55 AM ET | Comments (5)
I question whether there is a "war on Christmas," but even if there is, trying to put more Christ back into Christmas is the wrong battle. It is far better, for believer and doubter alike, to keep Christmas what it has always been, a balance between the sacred and the secular.
By Scott C. Lowe | December 19, 2010; 8:56 PM ET | Comments (0)