WWUTT: Easter is a Pagan Holiday?

Is Easter a pagan holiday?No. It's a Christian holiday, also called Resurrection Sunday, celebrating the resurrection of our Lord Jesus Christ from the grave three days after His crucifixion. So, it's very much NOT a pagan holiday.Right… but doesn't it replace a pagan holiday?No. Easter celebrations in the early Church, as early as the second century, were associated with Passover since that was the season in which Jesus was crucified and risen. In 325 AD, the Council of Nicea d … [Read more...]

Ask Pastor John: Santa Claus: Harmless Fun or Tragic Distraction?

We’ve never been afraid of ruffling feathers on the podcast. And as we move into the epicenter of the Christmas season, that’s good because no APJ question is more common this time of year then questions over what Christian parents should do with Santa Claus. What should we do with old St. Nick? It’s been asked over 70 times in the APJ inbox, and every year the questions come again. Now of course, Pastor John, as you know, there’s a fourth century Greek historical figure named Saint Nicholas. Bu … [Read more...]

The Daren Streblow Comedy Show Mini-Cast 50: Bacon, Isaac Witty & Darren Marlar

[display_podcast]This week’s show begins with a love letter to bacon.This stems from a recent headline that read, “If You Read This Story About Bacon, You Will Never Eat Bacon Again!”  I mean, really, what kind of monster is the writer who would misuse their God-given talents tot destroy the happiness of so many innocent bacon lovers?!  Are health writers out of their minds?!?!These are the same people who destroy the dreams and imaginations of children by telling them rotten behind- … [Read more...]