Thursday, December 20, 2007

Rodney Clapp on Christmas

(Rodney Clapp is an editor with Brazos Press, an imprint of Baker Book House. He was formerly an associate editor for Christianity Today.)

Let the Pagans Have the Holiday

Christmas is ruled not from Jerusalem or Rome or Wheaton or any other religious center, but from Madison Avenue and Wall Street. In a revealing symbolic act, President George [H.W.] Bush two years ago inaugurated the season not, mind you, in a church, but in a shopping mall. There he bought some socks and reminded Americans their true Christmas responsibility is not veneration but consumption.

Read the rest of the article at the link. It's not too long.

If you want more, go to the post I just finished, Reconsidering Christmas. Among other references there is a very long and scholarly article from CT by Randy Clapp linked there.

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