What the Grinch Can Teach Us About Hatchimals and Christmas

The hot toy of the year is the Hatchimal. Numerous stories have appeared in various publications of parents going to extremes lengths to get the elusive toy. Sol Mac Eoghan of Ireland even flew to Spain to get one of the toys. Online searches show that the $60 toys are selling for $200-$300 through sites…

What Cheesy Christmas Movies Say About Our Culture

We are in the thick of it. Cheesy Christmas movies about finding love or overcoming odds to bring everyone together for the holidays flood the airwaves on an almost nightly basis. For the next few weeks, every station will show movie after movie that would usually cause us to turn the channel. Christmas is one…

Weekly Update 12/9

Is the Virgin Birth Essential Around this time of year some will question the truthfulness of the virgin birth. Some will claim that it is a matter of faith but will slyly relegate it to the dust bin as irrelevant. But, if Jesus wasn’t born of a virgin there are some very real consequences for…

Forgiveness and Holiday Tensions

With Christmas just 17 days away we are entering the time when families are in the midst of finalizing the last details of their Christmas celebrations. For those harboring long held resentment or carrying great anger, the celebrations can be a time of great turmoil. On the one hand, they desire to have a great…

Christ at the Center of Christmas

It’s December 1st. Thanksgiving was one week ago. We are officially in the Christmas season. From now until Christmas day people will suspend “normal” and enter Christmas-mode. Diligent dieters who have watched their weight all year will indulge and have to begin again in the New Year. People will wear sweaters that they wouldn’t be…