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Pastors: 7 Hard Truths You Need to Tell Your Church

If we as leaders don’t set our congregations straight now, they’ll be blindsided later.

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Should We Stop Lying to Our Kids About Santa Claus?

The pros and cons of the most wonderful lie of the year.

‘Rise of the Guardians’ fantasy-adventure film: A secularist tale

AP This film image released by DreamWorks Animation shows the character Jamie, voiced by Dakota Goyo, left, as he awakens … Continued

Pastor to spend Christmas in Iranian prison, imprisoned for his faith

As we prepare to celebrate Christmas, a time of joy, hope, and peace on earth, we are reminded that in … Continued

So this is Christmas . . .

AP A Christian worshiper prays at the Church of Nativity, traditionally believed by Christians to be the birthplace of Jesus … Continued

Despots, detention and an immigration Epiphany

AP Christian worshipers visit the Church of Nativity, traditionally believed by Christians to be the birthplace of Jesus Christ, ahead … Continued

More than Santa to the troops

AFP/GETTY IMAGES Santa Claus brings presents for U.S. soldiers during a Christmas concert at Bagram Air Base on Dec. 25, … Continued

Keep Santa, Easter Bunny in their place?

For nearly 50 years in Saugus, Mass., a firefighter has donned a Santa suit with green mittens and delivered coloring … Continued

Baby love

It’s no mere coincidence a baby features centrally in both the Christian and Hindu mythologies. Our family deity is baby … Continued

Dawkins teaches children how, not what, to think

Free Press FREE PRESS “The Magic of Reality: How We Know What’s Really True,” by Richard Dawkins. Illustrated by Dave … Continued

Pastor of second chances

FAITH IN ACTION Father Greg Boyle moves swiftly around the headquarters of Homeboy Industries in central Los Angeles, looking a … Continued

A (Hindu) Christmas Carol?

“Keep Christ in Christmas!” is the familiar refrain of Christians who fear the secularization of the holy day celebrating the … Continued

Why I want to believe in Christmas

I love Christmas. I have always loved Christmas. I love the trees and the lights and the ornaments and the … Continued

Will there be Christmas in Iraq?

By Leonard Leo and Talal Eid As Christians around the world prepare to celebrate the birth of Christ, their brothers … Continued

Cornbread and coffee with Santa

“Keep Christ in Christmas!” is the familiar refrain of Christians who fear the secularization of the holy day celebrating the … Continued

Christmas for sale

“Keep Christ in Christmas!” is the familiar refrain of Christians who fear the secularization of the holy day celebrating the … Continued

Christmas after leaving the church

By Randy Roberts Potts When I was a kid in the 1980s, I attended a small Evangelical Christian school for … Continued

The difference between Jesus and Santa Claus

“What’s the difference between Jesus and Santa Claus?” I asked the children who had come up to the front of … Continued

There isn’t a war on Christmas in North America

By Tim Muldoon This article is part of a series for the Patheos Holiday Monitor, which tracks the War on … Continued

The great Santa debate

By Elizabeth Tenety With all the craziness of Christmastime, it’s easy to forget the real reason for the season . … Continued