The cast of Christmas reassembles for Easter by Steve Turner

The cast of Christmas reassembles for Easter Take the wise men to the Emperor’s palace. Wash their hands in water. Get them to say something about truth. Does anyone know any good Jewish jokes? The one about a carpenter who thought he was a King? The one about the Saviour who couldn’t save himself? The … Continue reading The cast of Christmas reassembles for Easter by Steve Turner

Christmas is really for the children by Steve Turner

Christmas is really for the children Christmas is really for the children. Especially for children who like animals, stables, stars and babies wrapped in swaddling clothes. Then there are wise men, kings in fine robes, humble shepherds and a hint of rich perfume. Easter is not really for the children unless accompanied by a cream … Continue reading Christmas is really for the children by Steve Turner

Who owns December 25th?

I find myself bemused by the customary Pagan-Christian chatter over Solstice versus Christmas. "We were here first!", say the Pagan's. We had the last laugh!", say some Christians. "You're both Pagans!", say other Christians. Oh, my! I need a Panadol. I have to admit, I always find it incredibly ironic to witness Wiccans complaining about … Continue reading Who owns December 25th?

Contextualizing Christianity at Christmas

Commenting on pro vs anti Christmas debates amongst Christians, Christopher Van Huss observed: "Christmas, or the celebration of it, has become a part of our culture, good or bad. The key I believe is to accept its presence and use it as an opportunity to contextualise the gospel message." In other word, between simple acceptance … Continue reading Contextualizing Christianity at Christmas