Breathing life back into the Christmas story

Nativity Scene

We've all heard the story of the birth of Jesus so many times by now that it's hard for anyone but a Sunday school teacher to pay attention to the details. The baby Jesus. Asleep in a manger in Bethlehem. Sought out by Wise Men following a star and of course, by certain poor shepherds in fields where they lay. Born of Virgin Mary who had to flee in the night with Joseph from King Herod's … [Read more...]

The real war on Christmas and why it matters

Bill O'Reilly

Christmas season is making me tired. Every year, I get tired of hearing jaunty, NutriSweet-y jingles that sound like they're sung by Hello Kitty touted as "Chrismas Carols" and played earlier and earlier in the fall. "Here Comes Santa Claus" on November 11 — it's a revolting enough song if you have to hear it once. But do we really need to endure this particular brand of nausea for a full six … [Read more...]