For most of my grade school years, I loved celebrating Christmas with my classmates. Our classrooms had Christmas trees that we decorated, and a teacher would visit us dressed like Santa. In English, we wrote letters to the North Pole and in math, we received candy canes for doing well on tests. Just before the holidays, the school would put on a big Christmas concert, for which we’d dress up like elves and sing carols for our parents. As you can imagine, it was quite the spectacle.
If you’re a Christian who believes you must attend church to be faithful, repent your sins to a priest and criticize the beliefs of others simply because they’re different than yours, I’m sorry to say it, but you got Christianity all wrong.
I’m a feminist, and a Christian. To many, this sounds like an oxymoron. But in Bible study meetings on campus, in a welcome-back barbeque at church, in church council meetings,…