Does Christmas Have Pagan Roots?

Does Christmas Have Pagan Roots?

Every year at Christmas time we hear arguments that our Christmas celebrations are little more than warmed over paganism. We hear that the date was selected to compete with pagan holidays, or worse, to absorb pagan holidays into the church, and that our Christmas...
The Origins of Halloween and Allhallowtide

The Origins of Halloween and Allhallowtide

Christians have always had an odd relationship with Death. Throughout history, people have feared death and used prayers, magical spells, and amulets to delay its coming. Alchemists attempted to achieve immortality through their studies.1 People feared what happened...