Holidays

In Defense of Christmas Consumerism

Villains despise Christmas. Scrooge found it a poor excuse to pick a man’s pocket. The…

The Real War on Christmas

It happens every year. A war is declared. Retail stores, websites and even coffee chains…

10 Non-Traditional Ways to Celebrate Thanksgiving

Thanksgiving can be the forgotten holiday in a lot of ways. Often that means we…

The Holiday Handbook for Surviving Your Family

Ah, Christmas! The time of year where we celebrate the birth of our Savior, eat…

The Reminder for Christians in the Hanukkah Story

I am a disciple of Jesus, slowly but surely nearing the completion of my ordination…

Let Go of the Dream of Perfect Family Holidays

In 1943, Bing Crosby recorded what has now become a favorite song for many people…

Just Because You’re Not Going Home for Thanksgiving Doesn’t Mean You Can’t C

It was one of those ridiculous ideas that became a reality, and five years later…

How Advent Saved Christmas

Joy Netanya Moyal writes about how the patience and routine of the Advent season redeemed the business of the holidays.

In the Seasons of Unchange

Allen Cates writes for RELEVANT about the seasons of childhood and how he has learned faithfulness in the rhythm of adulthood.

The Deeper Meanings of Christmas

Brett McCracken writes a Christmas reflection for RELEVANT, celebrating the Incarnation and what Christmas allows us to enjoy.

What Christmas Says About America

Anne Blythe writes a blog for RELEVANT about ministering to people outside of your own cultural comfort zone this year.

A More Materialistic Christmas

Justin Whitmel Earley writes a blog for RELEVANT about why stuff matters—particularly at Christmas

What AIDS and Christmas Have in Common

Jason Mitchell writes a deeper walk blog for RELEVANT about how Advent and the Christmas season shows us how we should respond to people with HIV/AIDS.

Whatever Happened to Thanksgiving?

Jeff McLaughlin writes a blog for RELEVANT about how Thanksgiving puts our hearts into a rhythm of gratitude and thankfulness.

Stealing Christmas Part 4: The Date

Stealing Christmas Part 4 | RELEVANT looks at the traditions of Christmas to see where they come from—have Christians stolen Christmas?

Stealing Christmas Part 3: Gifts

Stealing Christmas Part 3 | RELEVANT looks at the traditions of Christmas to see where they come from—have Christians stolen Christmas?

Stealing Christmas Part 2: Mistletoe

Stealing Christmas Part 2 | RELEVANT looks at the traditions of Christmas to see where they come from—have Christians stolen Christmas?

To Give, or Not to Give to the Homeless?

Andrew Schwab writes a column for RELEVANT about how we can think about homelessness—especially peoples’ motives.

Gifts on the Cheap

If I were a fat old man in a red coat and a stocking hat…