Christian Holidays are Pagan? The Chronological Snobbery of Christian Temporal Provincials

One thing I’ve never had much patience with are Christians who refuse to celebrate Christmas and Easter because these celebrations were simply co-opted pagan festivals.  These are fringe fundamentalists “reclaiming the gospel” by pontificating on how we should not celebrate those holidays.  I actually met one a couple weeks ago, which prompted this writing.  She … Continue reading Christian Holidays are Pagan? The Chronological Snobbery of Christian Temporal Provincials

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Christopher Tolkien resigns as director of Tolkien Estate

http://www.theonering.net/torwp/2017/11/15/104426-in-historic-move-christopher-tolkien-resigns-as-director-of-tolkien-estate/ This news saddens me.  And with Christopher Tolkien's resignation, the estate is looking toward a Middle-earth TV series. I've wondered how long Christopher would remain, since he is getting quite old.  Even though it was obviously coming, it's still sad to see.  Christopher is essentially the last member of the Inklings (the spontaneous literary … Continue reading Christopher Tolkien resigns as director of Tolkien Estate