Tag: origins

NEW! MainStreet Beginnings Book

Today marks the 7th anniversary of MainStreet Covenant Church’s first weekly worship service. I thought this an appropriate occasion to announce the completion of a commemorative book I’ve produced that details the journey. As you probably know, I love history, and therefore I love probing origins. Any appreciator […]

Should Christians Celebrate Halloween?

Time to ask that question that divides Christians almost right down the middle: Should Christians have any participation in Halloween activities? Ben Witherington adds some thoughts on the matter. His post begins as follows: Ghosts and Goblins, tricks and treats, houses of horror and costumed heroes and villains.  […]

Christmas Fun Facts

Some fun facts to ponder from Allan Bevere: -In 1836, Alabama became the first state in the USA to declare Christmas a legal holiday. In 1907, Oklahoma became the last USA state to declare Christmas a legal holiday. -Oliver Cromwell, in England banned Christmas Carols between 1649 and […]

The True Origins of Halloween

Does Halloween have Christian origins, pagan origins, or both?  I’ve heard much of the ancient celtic Druids and the pagan festivals of the dead, and so on.  Yet, today I read another perspective that challenges the pagan origins and argues that Halloween has very pure, Christian roots. I […]