There They Go Again

    There They Go Again

    With metronomic precision each year the national press corps begins running columns by “religion scholars” who wish you to know that Jesus Christ is a fictional character. Mind you, no newspaper of note in the world is brave enough to run a similar story about the Prophet Mohammed. The latest comes from a “lecturer in religious studies” from Australia named Raphael Lataster. The Washington Post | Read More »

    Hanukkah, Jeb Bush, and the Virginity of Mary

    Yes, believe it or not, last night I covered all three of those topics. In the first segment, I explained what Hanukkah is. I covered a bit of ground on Mitt Romney and Jeb Bush. Then I spent a pretty significant amount of time explaining why, if you are a Christian, the virginity of Mary is pretty fundamental to your beliefs. In fact, you probably | Read More »

    The Vine

    Merry Christmas and Happy Holidays! It is officially 10 days until Christmas and time to wrap up (yay puns!) your holiday shopping! Or, if you are like me, time to start your shopping And seeing as how the birth of one baby changed the world, there is no better time to support and/or spread the pro-life message! So check out The Vine’s Very First Pro-Life Gift | Read More »

    Why Christmas is on December 25th

    One of the most popular theories and commonly taught explanations for why Christmas is on Dec. 25th is because the early church placed Christian holidays at times of Roman celebration to co-opt the local pagan festivals. Christians placed Christmas on Dec. 25th to co-opt Saturnalia, the mid-winter festival, or possibly the Festival of the Unconquered Sun — Sol Invictus. The theory went that Christians could | Read More »

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    Father Records His Kids’ 25 Years Of Christmas

    A father recorded his children’s Christmas mornings for the last 25 years. In the YouTube description, it reads: Every year, our dad would tape us coming down the stairs. This is a compilation of all the videos I could find. Relatives and pets grow up and disappear, and new extended family members appear in their place Here’s to family memories.  I hope you had some | Read More »

    Merry Christmas

    Merry Christmas

    From all of us here at RedState to all of you, we wish you a very Merry Christmas! — Erick The Gospel of Luke 2:1-20 In those days Caesar Augustus issued a decree that a census should be taken of the entire Roman world. (This was the first census that took place while Quirinius was governor of Syria.) And everyone went to his own town | Read More »

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    Merry Christmas and God Bless Everyone!

    This will be the last diary you’ll be seeing from me for the year. I originally was gonna stop at my previous one which reflects on 2013 and looks on to 2014, but I think Christmas deserves everybody’s attention. While it’s been a tough year (and 2014 may well be tougher), I fully believe we in the liberty movement will triumph in the end. It’s | Read More »

    Why December 25th?

    One of the most popular theories and commonly taught explanations for why Christmas is on Dec. 25th is because the early church placed Christian holidays at times of Roman celebration to co-opt the local pagan festivals.Christians placed Christmas on Dec. 25th to co-opt Saturnalia, the mid-winter festival, or possibly the Festival of the Unconquered Sun — Sol Invictus. The theory went that Christians could get | Read More »

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    The War On Christmas

    Every year after the Thanksgiving national holiday, Americans begin preparing to celebrate the Christmas national holiday. Others, who perhaps see themselves protecting the freedom of religion for those who don’t practice Christianity, try to prevent the trappings of a religious holiday from intruding into the public square.  That’s all well and good, but in doing so they are missing the chance to celebrate the greatest non-religious holiday | Read More »

    The War On Christmas

    Every year after the Thanksgiving national holiday, Americans begin preparing to celebrate the Christmas national holiday. Others, who perhaps see themselves protecting the freedom of religion for those who don’t practice Christianity, try to prevent the trappings of a religious holiday from intruding into the public square.  That’s all well and good, but in doing so they are missing the chance to celebrate the greatest non-religious holiday | Read More »

    Fewer Presents, but an Indescribable Gift

    My wife and I just returned from our first ever trip to the Holy Land. Especially at this time of the year, it was something we’ll never forget and hope all get to experience some day. First, God showed us his sovereign power with a “100 year” snowstorm in Jerusalem that scrambled our plans as the ancient and most controversial of all cities in the | Read More »

    A Jewish Christmas Story

      My love for politics is only exceeded by my passion for religious and faith issues. So with Christmas upon us, here is an intriguing tale of religion and faith that happens to be my own tale of religious freedom. It is during this time of year that I most enjoy reflecting upon my 40-year relationship with Jesus and my ever-growing love for HIM. What | Read More »

    Project Advent Tree: Putting the Christmas Focus back on Christ

    As this Christmas Season approached, I felt a stirring in my heart to recenter focus on the Miracle of Christmas, and as my focus began to shift I wondered: What if, instead of focusing on filling the base of our tree with presents and paper, ribbons and bows, we filled its branches with our prayers? What if we gave our hearts to God this Advent Season to magnify His greatness? What fruit would our tree bear?

    So this Advent, as we prepare for the coming of Christ, we have made our Christmas Tree into an Advent Tree – a tree filled with the prayers of our fellow men, which we will offer to the Lord on Christmas Night.Will you give us the gift of adorning our tree with your prayers? The joy of praying for you and your loved ones this Advent Season? The honor of offering your prayers to Jesus on Christmas Night?

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    Project Advent Tree: Putting the Christmas Focus back on Christ

    As this Christmas Season approached, I felt a stirring in my heart to recenter focus on the Miracle of Christmas, and as my focus began to shift I wondered: What if, instead of focusing on filling the base of our tree with presents and paper, ribbons and bows, we filled its branches with our prayers? What if we gave our hearts to God this Advent Season to magnify His greatness? What fruit would our tree bear?

    So this Advent, as we prepare for the coming of Christ, we have made our Christmas Tree into an Advent Tree – a tree filled with the prayers of our fellow men, which we will offer to the Lord on Christmas Night.Will you give us the gift of adorning our tree with your prayers? The joy of praying for you and your loved ones this Advent Season? The honor of offering your prayers to Jesus on Christmas Night?

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    The Non Religious Winter Birth Diorama

    by Chris Shugart It’s become the most politically incorrect time of the year. More and more, timid holiday revelers feel compelled to avoid any and all Christian references connected to the—uh—season. It was Fox News commentator Bill O’Reilly that popularized the term “War on Christmas” about a decade ago, and it continues to be an annual battle that shows no signs of letting up. Always | Read More »