10/6/15 – “Halloween – Should Christians Celebrate Holidays?” – Shane Idleman

October 6th, 2015 | Posted by admin in Articles - (Comments Off on 10/6/15 – “Halloween – Should Christians Celebrate Holidays?” – Shane Idleman)

Redeem and celebrate are not unfamiliar to Christians. God “redeems” man from a state of darkness and we “celebrate” this transformation of heart. Simply stated, it’s about why, who, and how we celebrate.
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4/7/2014 – Easter—Should Christians Celebrate Holidays? – Shane Idleman

April 7th, 2014 | Posted by admin in Articles - (Comments Off on 4/7/2014 – Easter—Should Christians Celebrate Holidays? – Shane Idleman)

Author’s Note: There is always an attempt to de-emphasize the true, spiritual significance of Christian holidays and place emphasis on Santa, toys, bunnies, baskets, and candy. That is a sincere cause for concern. This article assumes that is understood. This article is also not a hill to die on for me. I respect those who may disagree and they may have a valid pause for concern.

During the 2011 Christmas season, I received the following email from an online viewer, “I’m sorry, but every time I tried to watch the sermon the decorated Christmas trees in the background were disturbing to my spirit. I turned it off. I am discouraged and disappointed because of the trees.”
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12-21-13 “Christmas: Should Christians Celebrate Holidays?” – Pastor Shane Idleman

December 18th, 2013 | Posted by admin in Articles - (Comments Off on 12-21-13 “Christmas: Should Christians Celebrate Holidays?” – Pastor Shane Idleman)

(There is always an attempt to de-emphasize the true, spiritual significance of Christian holidays and place emphasis on Santa, toys, bunnies, baskets, and candy. That is a sincere cause for concern. This article assumes that is understood. I respect those who may disagree and who may have a valid pause for concern.)

Every Christmas season, I receive emails such as: “I’m sorry, but every time I tried to watch the sermon the decorated Christmas trees in the background were disturbing to my spirit. I turned it off. I am discouraged and disappointed because of the trees.”
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