Our preaching minister talks about this time of year being the Christmas un-Christmas time because of the way we have traditionally handled Christmas in the church. You have some people who will get upset if you mention Christmas and others will get upset if you don’t! So what do you do? Well, the answer is simple. You make sure to give the following disclaimer that is our creedless Christmas creed. Every year, all over the country, the same conversation takes place from pulpits and classrooms in Churches of Christ all over the country. It goes something like this.
“Now we all know that this is not really the time Jesus was born. So we really aren’t celebrating his birth at this time of year. But since the rest of the world is recognizing Jesus and his birth this time of the year we have a great opportunity to connect with people. So we are going to talk about it anyway just like we would have if this was the time of the year he was born 2000 years ago. And let’s not forget that we remember Jesus and celebrate him every day of the year.”
Can anyone relate?