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You Can’t Bluff an Old Theologian

I don’t like to do two posts about the same basic thing in a row, but sometimes I do because of timing issues. In this case, these are more Christmas-themed television specials we saw, and I want to discuss them … Continue reading

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Religion, Politics, and the Great Pumpkin

There’s a History Channel special called The Haunted History of Halloween that Beth videotaped years ago, and we often watch in October, at least when she can find the tape. This year, we found the same special On Demand, although … Continue reading

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Deck the Halls with Advertising

People have long complained about Christmas being too commercial. Stan Freberg, who did a fair amount of advertising work himself, lampooned the idea in 1958 with his “Green Chri$tma$.” It was also a major theme of A Charlie Brown Christmas … Continue reading

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