Tag Archives: Christmas

The Surprising Christian Origins of Santa Claus

Santa Claus is, perhaps unfortunately, the most recognizable character during the Christmas season. But did you know that for all that he commercially represents, Santa Claus is surprisingly rooted in ancient Christianity? http://www.ldsliving.com/The-Surprising-Christian-Origins-of-Santa-Claus/s/87298

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The Real Dates of the 12 Days of Christmas that Most of the World Has Forgotten

There are 12 days separating December 25 and January 6—the original Twelve Days of Christmas.  Why are there two separate dates to celebrate the birth of Jesus Christ? http://www.ldsliving.com/The-Real-Dates-of-the-12-Days-of-Christmas/s/87186

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Christmas without Jesus. New Article on Deseret News

I’ve published a new article with Deseret News “Christmas without Jesus.”

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The real 12 days of Christmas and why April 6 is a religiously significant date

My new column on the Deseret News, “The real 12 days of Christmas and why April 6 is a religiously significant date.“

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How December 25 Became Christmas

An insightful article on Biblical Archaeology about the dating of Christmas and other Christian holidays.  Some argue that Jesus was conceived on April 6, born on January 6, and crucified on April 6.  Cyclical views of time where significant events … Continue reading

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