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From St. Nicholas to Santa Claus

Jerry Newcombe, I recently asked my three-year old granddaughter—a major joy in my life—whose birthday we celebrate at Christmas time. “Uh,” she responded, “Santa Claus?” D’oh! Some people think Santa Claus is upstaging Jesus. I remember a controversial cover of Christianity Today long ago, showing Santa Claus crucified on a cross, hung up by strands

Is It Time to Replace the Term ‘Evangelicals’ with ‘Red Letter Christians’?

Michael Brown, In a recent New York Times op-ed titled “The Evangelicalism of Old White Men Is Dead,” white Christian leaders Tony Campolo and Shane Claiborne argue that “the reputation of evangelicalism” is a “casualty” of the Trump election. Consequently, they suggest that this could be a “moment in our history for evangelicals to repent

Enough! I’m more concerned with America’s future than Mr. Trump’s past

Kelly Riddell, If the election were to be held today, the evangelical vote would be at least 20 percentage points lower than that of evangelicals for the Republican candidate in each of the last five elections, a recent poll by Barna Group, a Christian pollster, shows. That’s not great news for Donald Trump, who needs