Episode 117 – Christmas Myths

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In this special Christmas edition, Ray and I chat about some popular myths about Christmas such as when Christ was actually born, where He was actually born, when the wise came and even the story of the candy cane.

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Recommended Resources:

Jesus Through Middle Eastern Eyes: Cultural Studies in the Gospels by by Kenneth E. Bailey
We Don’t Know the Origins of the Candy Cane, But They Almost Certainly Were Not Christian by Rose Eveleth

068 – Advent

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Yesterday marked the fourth Sunday of Advent season leading up to Christmas day tomorrow. Many churches recognize the tradition of Advent, but what does it really mean? Is it ever mentioned in the Bible? How ought we to recognize Christ in all of this? Pastor Aaron White of the River Hills Community Church in Janesville, WI joins us to discuss this topic.

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Recommended Resources:

Jesus Storybook Bible: Every Story Whispers His Name by Sally Lloyd-Jones
Good News of Great Joy: Daily Readings for Advent by John Piper and David Mathis
The Dawning of Indestructible Joy: Daily Readings for Advent by John Piper
Why Christ Came: 31 Meditations on the Incarnation by Joel R. Beeke
The King’s Mission: A Daily Advent Devotional by J. Aaron White
A Jesus Christmas: Explore God’s Amazing Plan for Christmas by Barbara Reaoch