A Trend?December 23, 2004
Does seeing something mentioned twice designate it as a trend? In this case, I think so. Here is another article that gets down to the heart of Christmas: Is it really for telling everyone about being nice to one another, especially as we return their electric cheese straightener they so thoughtfully bought for us?
T. M. Moore is not happy about how we as believers are presenting Jesus. Here is one of his hardest-edged observations for us preachers:
But most of all I’m troubled by the complicity of today’s preachers in this vast deception, as they serve up Christmas sermons that reinforce false ideas about Jesus and Christmas and what His coming means for the world. Surely there is more to the message of Christmas than a seasonal dose of peace and good will, expressed in a veritable shark feed of gifts and giving?