Twelve Days of Christmas #6: Was Jesus Born in a Stable? — Dewayne Bryant

As we saw in our last post, Joseph and Mary weren’t turned away from an inn when they arrived in Bethlehem. The town was probably too small to have an inn, anyway. Instead, Luke indicates that there was no room for them in the upper room, presumably in the house of one of Joseph’s relatives. […]

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Twelve Days of Christmas #5: Was there No Room at the Inn? — Dewayne Bryant

An indispensable part of the Christmas story is the moment when Mary and Joseph travel to Bethlehem and arrive at the local inn. The uncaring innkeeper, turning a blind eye to Mary’s desperate need, tells them that he has no rooms and that they must go elsewhere. Naturally, we shake our heads in sympathy for […]

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Twelve Days of Christmas #4: Was Christmas a Pagan Holiday Originally? — Dewayne Bryant

Some people oppose the celebration of Christmas today based on the assumption that it can be traced back to pagan religious events. Others connect it to the Roman Catholic Church, which—in their opinion—is just about as pagan as anything else. They see it as a combination of Christianity, polytheism, sun worship, and pagan beliefs about […]

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