My Uncle David recently asked me to take a look at an article he’d written. I asked him if we couldn’t publish it here. He’s graciously consented, and just in time for me as I’m still feeling my way around John 9.
Known at family gatherings (and the comment box here) as Uncle Weird, he is a bi-vocational pastor, shepherding a flock in Wisconsin as well as providing leadership to the field of social work.
His voice might have a familiar ring. He’s the guy who gave us, in response to the Apostle Paul’s question, “Does this tunic make you look fat? I’m thinking you may need to buy a threenic next time!“ He is also my dad’s brother, my grandfather Al’s son, and my uncle. We’d never say he’s objectionable (unless we were alone or with somebody), but today he speaks out as a Conscientious Objector in the War on Christmas.
Guest post by David Willingham
The “How to Celebrate the Birth of Christ” Committee
The word Christmas has a very specific meaning, and we know where that meaning comes from. So in fact does Holiday (Holy Day). When I say have a Happy or Blessed Holiday, I’m referring to a Holy Day.
Not all people who say Merry Christmas mean Christ’s Mass, or are honoring the Birth of Christ, while at the same time not all people who say Happy Holiday are not honoring the birth of Christ. It’s all between each one of us and who we are or are not honoring.
Has God appointed any of us to the “How to Celebrate the Birth of His Son” Committee?