Saturday, November 27, 2010

Christmas Apologetics Resources

Here are some resources that may be helpful as Christmas approaches.
From Stand to Reason:
• Is Christmas Pagan?
The Spirit of Christmas
Christmas and Culture
The Unique Message of Christmas
Keep Christ in Your Christmas Cards
Christmas Card Captions

From Triablogue:
The Bethlehem Birthplace Outside Of Matthew And Luke
• The Nature Of Biblical Prophecy Fulfillment
• Does The Lengthening Of Daylight Have Only Pagan Significance?
• Speaking Of "Christmas Lies"
• The Infancy Narratives
• Is The Slaughter Of The Innocents Historical?
• Is Luke's Census Historical?

These are just a few. Do you have more Christmas resources to recommend?
Suggest them in the comments.

6 comments :

Lenny said...

Here are a few:
Was Luke Wrong About the Time of Jesus' Birth? http://comereason.org/bibl_cntr/con100.asp

Why Do the Gospels Have Different Genealogies?
http://comereason.org/bibl_cntr/con080.asp

Are Christian Holidays Pagan in Origin?
http://comereason.org/soc_culture/soc030.asp

PODCAST - Knowing God's Will: Lessons from the Christmas Story

Part 1: http://www.comereason.org/radio/podcast/2009/CLUR_knowing-gods-will_1.mp3
Part 2: http://www.comereason.org/radio/podcast/2009/CLUR_knowing-gods-will_2.mp3
Part 3: http://www.comereason.org/radio/podcast/2009/CLUR_knowing-gods-will_3.mp3
Part 4: http://www.comereason.org/radio/podcast/2009/CLUR_knowing-gods-will_4.mp3

Michael said...

CPX has a series of Christmas themed videos

jordantheredherring said...

Last year Ben Witherington wrote a great blog entitled, “Star-Studded Wise Men: Rethinking the Christmas Story.” In it he summarizes several popular misconceptions about the nativity narrative and then provides a more historically and culturally accurate response for each.

http://blog.beliefnet.com/bibleandculture/2009/12/star-studded-wise-men-rethinking-the-christmas-story.html

David Parker said...

Michael Patton has a good post here:

http://www.reclaimingthemind.org/blog/2008/12/the-first-christmas-myths-and-reality/

David Parker said...

Actually Paul Copan wrote that one, sorry.

Anonymous said...

Common misconceptions about Christmas: http://www.answersingenesis.org/articles/2010/12/28/miscellaneous-misconceptions-about-christmas#

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