Christmas

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What about Christmas?  That’s not mentioned anywhere in the Bible.

http://chronicon.net/blog/category/christmas/

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Was Christmas predicted hundreds of years before it happened?

http://www.examiner.com/article/was-christmas-predicted-hundreds-of-years-before-it-happened?cid=rss&buffer_share=85b0a&utm_source=buffer

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What are the origins of Christmas and can a Christian celebrate it?

http://carm.org/origins-of-christmas

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Nobody Important  learned something(s) interesting this week about the origin(s) of December 25th as the celebration of Christmas.  How many of you know that there is credible  anteNicene  evidence of winter soltice-oriented Christmas celebrations?

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It’s About Time: When Was Jesus Born?

http://www.lamblion.com/files/publications/blog/blog_Its-About-Time-When-Was-Jesus-Born.pdf

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Who Were the Wise Men?

http://www.reasons.org/videos/who-were-the-wise-men

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The Star of Bethlehem:

Scholars offer various explanations for the account of a Christmas ‘star.’”

http://www.csmonitor.com/Science/2010/1224/Christmas-star-Some-theories-on-what-the-Magi-were-following

[As long as we don’t fall into   the  “miracle”  trap ,  we’re still thinking rationally.]

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The Magi and the Star of Bethlehem

http://www.probe.org/site/c.fdKEIMNsEoG/b.4220725/k.58F3/The_Star_of_Bethlehem.htm

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The Star of Bethlehem

http://www.equip.org/articles/the-star-of-bethlehem/

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The Star of Bethlehem from a Christian View

http://www.probe.org/site/c.fdKEIMNsEoG/b.4220725/k.58F3/The_Star_of_Bethlehem.htm

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The Star of Bethlehem: An astronomer, astrophysicist, and theologian’s perspective

http://www.reasons.org/blogs/take-two/the-star-of-bethlehem-an-astronomer-astrophysicist-and-theologian-s-perspective

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Review of [Rick Larson’s] The Star of Bethlehem

http://www.reasons.org/articles/review-of-the-star-of-bethlehem

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Evidence For The Bethlehem Birthplace

http://triablogue.blogspot.co.uk/2012/12/evidence-for-bethlehem-birthplace.html

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Scientific Evidence of the Virgin Birth

http://fellowshipofminds.wordpress.com/2011/12/25/the-christmas-miracle-scientific-evidence-of-the-virgin-birth/

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9 Things You Should Know About Christmas

http://thegospelcoalition.org/blogs/tgc/2013/12/23/9-things-you-should-know-about-christmas/

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A tiny fraction of vertebrate species have ever been seen reproducing through parthenogenesis, the fatherless birth of offspring in which the embryo develops without fertilization by a male.

http://blogs.discovermagazine.com/80beats/?p=22226#.UN3HNXdCN8F

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“… how is it that the celebration of Christmas, specifically, is actually proof the virgin birth?  How can a ‘simple’ holiday prove a miracle?”

http://www.jashow.org/Articles/VBP-BPDF-The-Virgin-Birth.pdf

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The Bible doesn’t tell us any of these supposed facts about the wise men…

http://www.biblemesh.com/blog/2012/12/04/who-were-the-wise-men/

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“… the typical nativity scene is inaccurate.”

http://www.probe.org/site/c.fdKEIMNsEoG/b.4223251/k.B533/How_Could_the_Wise_Men_Have_Found_Baby_Jesus_in_Nazareth.htm

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Is Christmas a Pagan Holiday?

http://www.ligonier.org/blog/celebration-christmas-pagan-ritual/

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What are the 12 days of Christmas?

http://tlc.howstuffworks.com/family/twelve-days-christmas.htm

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Is it a Sin to Celebrate Christmas?

http://www.ligonier.org/blog/it-sin-celebrate-christmas/

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How December 25 Became Christmas

http://www.biblicalarchaeology.org/daily/biblical-topics/new-testament/how-december-25-became-christmas/

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What Does the X in Xmas Mean?

http://www.ligonier.org/blog/why-is-x-used-when-it-replaces-christ-in-christmas/

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Saint Nicholas- A Christian life lived, a story told

http://jwwartick.com/2012/12/05/saint-nicholas-christian/

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A SpecialCHRISTmas Edition of ASND.

[Yes, that was a hyperlink, waiting to be clicked.]

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Now…

A Christmas Quiz

http://www.probe.org/site/c.fdKEIMNsEoG/b.6451149/k.92FA/A_Christmas_Quiz.htm

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