What about Christmas?
What do you teach your kids about Christmas? It’s a…
For many members of Churches of Christ, Christmas once meant decorated trees, colorfully wrapped presents and Santa Clauses all around — but definitely no mention of baby Jesus.
Mistletoe was welcome, but mangers certainly were not, in a fellowship that marked Dec. 25 as a secular holiday but purposely never sang “Joy to the World” after about mid-November.
In recent years, though, many congregations have become much more willing to reflect on the story of Jesus’ birth at a time when the world is focused on him, The Christian Chronicle found in a query of more than 100 ministers and members nationwide.
But some remain steadfastly opposed to connecting Christ with Christmas.
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