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Dec 24, 2013 No Comments ›› John Eidsmoe

THE WORD MADE FLESH, or, DO I HATE CHRISTMAS MUSIC? A Christmas Meditation by COL(AL)John Eidsmoe, Senior Counsel, Foundation for Moral Law Hate Christmas music? I'm the guy who livestreams KFUO's 24/7 classical Christmas carols throughout the Christmas season, who sings in the community Messiah, who goes to every Christmas concert possible, who keeps Christmas CDs in ...

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Who Needs the Star?

Dec 21, 2012 1 Comment ›› John Eidsmoe

"Guiding Star, o may we heed thee, May we know we ever need thee, Lead us to our Savior King! Lead us to our Savior King" This 1810 Danish carol by Grundtvig, "Delig Er Den Himmel Bla," retells the Matthew account of the Star of Bethlehem that led the Magi to Bethlehem to worship the Infant King. But what was ...

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Toys, Guns, or Christmas — Which Will It Be?

Dec 19, 2011 No Comments ›› John Eidsmoe

Several nights ago, while working at the computer, I watched an interesting movie on television:  "The Man Who Saved Christmas" (CBS 2002).  Perhaps you've seen it before. The story is based upon fact.  The main character in the movie, A.C. Gilbert (left), was America's leading toy manufacturer.  In 1918, while the nation was engulfed in World ...

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“Following Yonder Star” — A Christmas Meditation

Dec 23, 2009 6 Comments ›› John Eidsmoe

"Now when Jesus was born in Bethlehem of Judaea in the days of Herod the king, behold, there came wise men from the east to Jerusalem, Saying, Where is he that is born King of the Jews? for we have seen his star in the east, and are come to worship him." Matthew 2:1-2 For 2,000 years, the Wise Men of ...

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“Would Jesus Really Say That?”

Dec 18, 2009 3 Comments ›› John Eidsmoe

Whenever something worthwhile circulates on the internet, about a dozen people will take it upon themselves to send me a copy. One recent submission is titled "Letter from Jesus about Christmas." The writer suggests that if Jesus were to write a letter to us about Christmas, He would urge us to redirect our priorities. ...

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The Obamas’ “Non-Religious” Christmas

Dec 9, 2009 1 Comment ›› Ben DuPré

President Obama may be playing Santa Claus with our tax dollars, but he's being a Grinch when it comes to Christmas.  Obama claims to be a Christian, but according to his "social secretary" he is planning a "non-religious Christmas." What does such a Christmas celebration look like?  According to Eric Metaxas, [I]t's just like a "non-religious" ...

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Judge Moore: Obama’s attack on our Christian heritage

Jun 24, 2009 2 Comments ›› Ben DuPré

Independence Day is approaching and, in light of President Obama's recent statements praising Islam and rejecting America’s heritage as a Christian nation, Judge Roy Moore explains in his WorldNetDaily column why we as a nation have always depended upon the Christian God and were founded on Christian principles. We have never declared our “independence” from ...

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Ban All Holy Days!

Jan 7, 2009 2 Comments ›› John Eidsmoe

BAN ALL HOLY DAYS! December 25 is now history, and the combatants in the "Christmas wars" have laid down their arms until next year. But the issues are far from resolved, and the conflict is far from over. Look for the guns to sound again come next December. The problem with a ban on "Merry ...

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Judge Moore’s Christmas poem: He wouldn’t be coming

Dec 24, 2008 No Comments ›› Ben DuPré

With her eyes filled with tears the little girl wouldn’t see, why Santa couldn’t come this year. But Daddy had died and she was just 5 years old, so life wasn’t really very clear.... So begins Judge Moore's Christmas poem this year, He wouldn't be coming.  Follow the link to the read the rest of this moving story of ...

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Should We Go Back to “Christmas Past”?

Dec 22, 2008 No Comments ›› John Eidsmoe

Why would anyone want to go back to "Christmas past"? Christmas trees looked kind of scrawny sometimes; branches were missing, needles turned brown and started falling off well before Christmas, although we could slow that process by putting the trunk in water. (For those of ...

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