Tag: traditions

  • The Origin of Christmas (How Christmas Became Popular)

    How, exactly, did Christmas begin? A quick Internet search revealed 163 million hits about the origin of Christmas. While I admittedly didn’t take the time to look through 163 million links just now, I have yet to run across an article that neatly connects the dots of history from the apostolic age to the appearance of Christmas. So…

  • Three Keys to Effective Church Meetings (How to Have Great Church Assemblies)

    Today, our church had what I felt was a particularly good assembly. Considering some of our small group were absent, I found the feeling of its special effectiveness intriguing. In a small congregation, each person tends to be deeply valued and appreciated and, when they are absent, their absence tends to be more noticeable than…