It is almost certain that you’ll run into some well meaning fool who likes to smirk at holiday decorations and with an air of popping the balloons of children announce that “Jesus wasn’t really born on Christmas, you know.” They will often continue with “Christmas is just another pagan festival that Christianity stole.” Well, […]
The first thanksgiving--1621, right? Guess again!
It’s that time of year again–time for crazies to carp and tell you falsehoods about Christianity. Have a look at my annual post about Hallowe’en!
This is the third part of an ongoing series about – well – mistakes that some Christians and some Christian groups make about what Christianity believes or teaches. In other words, “what isn’t Christianity!” In the first two installments, we looked at six wrong notions: 1. Christianity is about keeping the rules. 2. Christians believe […]
Although no comments were posted about the first installment of this series, I’ll plunge on where angels fear to blog and share some more foolish misconceptions that have become attached to Christianity–in error. Picking up where the last left off, let’s go on in the Scripture vein. 4. Christians believe that the Bible is the […]
Over a nice cup of French Roast yesterday I had the occasion to mention to a priest friend that lately I’ve been pondering a list of wrong things that people believe. I don’t mean wrong things that are thought by people outside the Church, although there sure are plenty of those. I mean wrong things […]
A few years ago, a fellow priest (hi Jerry!) and I began using the phrase with which I’ve titled this post on websites and printed matter to refer to our traditional Anglican liturgy. We had realized that the word “traditional” had come to have some bad connotations…for example, to a Roman Catholic, it meant “all […]