Where does Christmas begin? There are a lot of answers to that question, depending on how you take it.
The holiday of Christmas has often been misunderstood. Some have argued, it is a pagan festival the church ‘baptized’ post-Constantine, as an attempt to ‘evangelize’ those within the borders of the Roman Empire and the Germanic tribes outside it.
Martin Luther is best known for things like the 95 Thesis, translating most of the Bible into German, writing commentaries on Romans and Galatians, penning the hymn A Mighty Fortress is Our God.
Recently, as we have been making our way through the Gospel of Mark, an emphasis has emerged—the importance of children in the church.
Some will say, “Doctrine divides,” and from one perspective they are right.