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Swedenborg cracked the Christmas Story code

Without breaking through the profound symbolism of the Christmas Story, some people will always attack it because of negative associations. Such individuals see Christmas as the birth of a hateful religion that has led to western colonialism and a slew … Continue reading

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Get a “double dose” of Christmas!

I am not taking about decorating two Christmas trees, buying twice as many gifts or setting up two large dinners this holiday season. I am talking about celebrating the Lord Jesus’ birth in two very distinct ways. The first way … Continue reading

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Jesus was also born in a school classroom

When I was a young lad, the two things I liked best about Christmas were the gifts and getting time off from school. This all changed, especially the school part, when I grew up—and came upon the unique theological writings … Continue reading

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Was Jesus disrespectful to His mother?

Who could believe, when gazing upon the touching and tender scene at the manger in Bethlehem, that the little baby Jesus would grow up and call His mother, “woman” in front of other people? This is a slap in the … Continue reading

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Have a multi-layered Christmas!

Over the years (and decades) people have been complaining that Christmas is losing its real meaning. Instead of celebrating the Lord’s birth on earth, Christmas has become commercialized to the point that hardly anything truly spiritual survives. It is as … Continue reading

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The Secret Manger

Once upon a Christmas season, a guy named Mack was attending Sunday church service. The minister gave a wonderful sermon on the topic of the Lord’s miraculous birth. He inspired his congregation to lift up their minds and think of … Continue reading

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Have a double Christmas Holiday!

I am not talking about getting extra days off for the Christmas holidays or ways to double the amount of gifts there will be under the Christmas tree. I am talking about doubling the powerful meaning behind the Christmas story. … Continue reading

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