December 14, 2022
Relatable with Allie Beth Stuckey: Today on this very Christmas-themed episode, we’re answering the question: Is Christmas pagan? We look at John Piper’s response to this question and elaborate on why, while some Christmas traditions may have pagan origins, it is very good to celebrate the birth of Christ and all it represents. Ultimately, like with all things, we want to make sure not to esteem Christmas above Christ himself. Then, we get into a controversial take: not sharing Santa with one’s kids. Allie shares her story of finding out Santa isn’t real and how this impacted her view of the topic now. We talk about laying a foundation of integrity and trustworthiness for our kids. Lastly, we take a look at the White House’s Respect for Marriage Act signing ceremony and Biden’s statement that LGBTQ people are being “thrown out of restaurants” and that trans kids and doctors offering “gender-affirming care” are being targeted. We respond to these wild statements and look at why leftists have gotten so extreme, so quickly.
(4:11) Is Christmas a pagan holiday?
(34:01) Santa Claus
(47:52) Respect for Marriage Act ceremony
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Desiring God: “Is Christmas Too Pagan for Christians?” https://www.desiringgod.org/interviews/is-christmas-too-pagan-for-christians
The Gospel Coalition: “Is Christmas a Pagan Rip-off?” https://www.thegospelcoalition.org/blogs/kevin-deyoung/is-christmas-a-pagan-rip-off/
Ep 540 | A Biblical Take on Santa https://apple.co/3uPDhvr
Ep 541 | Christmas Hot Takes | Guest: Nathan Nipper https://apple.co/3YidMR7
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