Redeeming Christmas


I love Geoff Ashley's latest post about Christmas, Should Christians Celebrate Christmas and Easter?! Here's my favorite bit:

"We cannot simply denounce all that is derived in paganism. The authors of Scripture often took pagan words and concepts and redeemed them with truth.

For example, the word “gospel” was a common term used to describe conquest by an earthly king; thus, the apostles found in that word a common link to communicate God’s superior victory. Likewise, the Christian sees in the world far greater cause for celebration than the pagan."

Read the full article here.

So in this spirit of holiday redemption, I wish you a very merry Christmas!