Valentine’s Day: What’s Love Got to Do With It?

Hearts and red flowers, sweet chocolates, and sparkling cards extolling the virtues of the ones we love. Valentine's Day seems a perfect holiday meant for love. But where did it come from? As Christians, we should know why we do what we do. Researching the history behind St. Valentine's Day ...

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Figs of Thorns: Christians and Halloween

Is there such a thing as innocent Halloween fun? Where did all the traditions come from? How should a Christian respond?   Many cultures around the world celebrate a 'Day of the Dead'. One of the most influential to what would later become Halloween was the Celtic celebration ...

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Why I Don’t Keep Easter

The single greatest event recorded in the Bible is the death and resurrection of our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ. It is because of His tremendous sacrifice we have hope; because of the Almighty's great love for us "while we were yet sinners", we have a reason for joyful living each ...

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Why I Don’t Keep Christmas

It may seem odd that a Christian, of all people, would choose not to celebrate Christmas. After all, Christ's name is in the word Christmas, right? But it doesn't take long when researching Christmas to discover that it got its start thousands of years before Christ and is steeped in ...

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