Selling Christmas

We’ve become so tolerant that “Christmas” is taboo in much of the culture. In commercials, big business tells us that everything from electric razors to luxury automobiles would make great “holiday gifts” (tap-dancing around the plain fact that far and away the most people who respond to their ads are in fact buying Christmas presents). I don’t want to come off as another Scrooge, but what if next year the more than nine in ten Americans who believe in God, the roughly eight in ten who believe that Jesus Christ was born from a virgin and is God or the Son of God, or the millions who confounded the experts and made Mel Gibson’s The Passion of the Christ a mega hit purchased only from those merchants brave enough to sell them “Christmas gifts”?

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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