Christmas Jeer

While the nation’s retailers make much of their money every Christmas, they increasingly seem embarrassed by the Christian holiday that makes it all possible. Last year, Target kicked Salvation Army bell-ringers off its premises. This year, apparently, “family friendly” Wal-Mart is replacing “Merry Christmas” with the more politically correct greeting “Happy Holidays.”

Retailers seem to be sensitive to eveyone’s feelings but Christians’. Since harmless expressions of Christianity are no longer welcome in the nation’s red and green season of materialism, perhaps Christians need to refocus on the real meaning of Christmas … and buy less.

About Stan Guthrie

Stan Guthrie is an editor at large for Christianity Today magazine and for the Chuck Colson Center for Christian Worldview. His latest book is God's Story in 66 Verses. He also is author of All that Jesus Asks: How His Questions Can Teach and Transform Us, Missions in the Third Millennium: 21 Key Trends for the 21st Century, and A Concise Guide to Bible Prophecy. He is co-author of The Sacrament of Evangelism. Besides authoring, writing, and editing books, Stan is a literary agent, bringing together good authors, good books, and good publishers. Stan writes the monthly Priorities colum for He has appeared on National Public Radio's €œTell Me More,€ WGN's Milt Rosenberg program, and many Christian shows, including The Eric Metaxas Show and Moody Radio'€™s €œNew Day Florida.€ A licensed minister and an inspirational speaker, he served as moderator for the Christian Book Expo panel discussion, Does the God of Christianity Exist, and What Difference Does It Make?
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