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Christmas: A Pagan Festival?

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Last week's blog post mentioned that the Advent season was not practiced by the church until well into the 4th century and that the date of Christ's birth is impossible to identify with sufficient accuracy.Paul didn't celebrate the birth of Jesus. Peter didn't celebrate the birth of Jesus. The question that comes to mind, then, iswhycelebrate Christmas today? For over 200...

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Two things about Advent you need to know.

This Sunday we will light our first Advent candle at Pathway. As we prepare for this special season in the church calendar, here's some of the story behind Advent. The exact date when Advent began is impossible to determine. Even though Jesus Christ was not born on December 25th, this date was chosen because the December Solstice is the darkest day of the year in the nort...

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