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The 25 Days of Xmas part 10: Thor

From L. Woodbridge, ‘Black and White and Red All Over: The Sonnet Mistress Amongst the Ndembu’, in Renaissance Quarterly, 40.2 (1987), pp. 247-97 at pp. 274-5… 300 more words


The Military Disciplines Chaplain for his Faith

The Army has disciplined a military chaplain for making references to the Bible during a suicide-prevention seminar last month.

A serviceman brought the Judeo-Christian religious content to the attention of a atheist group, which complained about it.  94 more words


The 25 Days of Xmas Part 8: Xmas Carols

As a Christian, it would be important to know the origins of something that claims to be associated with Christ, and that is caroling.  Let’s see what we can find out: 1,317 more words


The 25 Days of Xmas part 7: Deck the Halls!


By Dr. Leonard Perry, Extension Professor
University of Vermont
Holly has become almost synonymous with the holiday season. Its bright red berries and shiny green leaves are found on holiday wrapping paper, greeting cards, and of course, live in garden shops. 738 more words

Old Testament

The 25 Days of Xmas Part 6: Saturnalia, Mistletoe and Holly

“…Evergreen trees were important fertility emblems for pre-Christian ceremonies marking the winter solstice. People from ancient societies believed that by decorating their homes and temples with evergreen plants, such as holly, ivy and mistletoe, they were helping to carry the diminished sun through a critical period. 999 more words