Defending Christmas is year-round battle

by Brenda Verner -- Now that we have experienced Christmas 2010, and the new year is upon us, it might be prudent for Christians to reflect on what we have learned this more…

There is no such thing as 'holiday spirit'

by Brenda Verner -- The almost universal appeal of the Christmas season for observing Christians and many, many non-Christians, surely lies in the irresistible lure of beautiful Christmas decorations and the wide more…

Victories in Christmas Wars 2010!

by Brenda Verner -- The first week of Advent 2010 produced predictable assaults upon Christmas. This year, however, the immediate Christian reactions to these planned mean-spirited actions proved to be formidable rebuffs more…

Behold the sheer beauty of Christmas

by Brenda Verner -- Because Christmas Advent begins this week, it would be appropriate for Christians to stop and contemplate the true meaning of Christmas and to examine the wonderful legacies that more…

Ring the Christmas church bells!

by Brenda Verner -- There are many familiar traditions associated with Christmas that we expect to experience as members of families, churches and communities each Advent season. We expect to see red more…

Christmas lost, Christmas regained

by Brenda Verner -- Given the times we live in, people like me are more than a little grateful to have grown up in pre-politically correct America. We knew life during a more…