Anonymous Holiday

I was watching the local Chicago news on Sunday, and I noticed a distinct aversion on the part of the newscasters to acknowledge that it was actually Christmas Day. All they would say was that it was a “holiday.” These are the same geniuses who don’t bat an eye in shilling for Kwanzaa, a made-up festival for African-Americans, or for the city’s annual “gay pride” bacchanalia parade.

I know, I know; they are the ones who are missing out, and Christians don’t need the approval of the politically correct media to enjoy the Savior’s birth. Jesus, after all, basically came in anonymity, at least as far as the larger society was concerned. But it is still sad, and frequently maddening, to see the state of our culture.

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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