Can Christians celebrate Hanukkah?

Hanukkah, the Jewish Festival of Lights, began Sunday, a holiday which starts on the 25th of the Jewish month of Kislev and lasts for eight days.

Photo: A Jewish man prays in front Menorah candles on the first night of the Jewish festival of Hanukkah at the Western Wall in Jerusalem's Old City December 21, 2008. Hanukkah, which means "dedication", and is also referred to as "The Festival of Lights", commemorates the rededication of the Temple in Jerusalem after its desecration by foreign forces. (JERUSALEM)

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3 Questions to Help Christians Find Balance in Charitable Giving

There are more charitable donations in December than any other month. One of the ways Christians celebrate the birth of Jesus Christ is by showing generosity to others during the Christmas holidays. Christian and secular charities bring in almost one-third of their annual donations at this time.


Health Care Sharing Ministries: Blessing or Future Crisis?

One of the most significant issues of the recent mid-term elections was healthcare. The overwhelming concern is the cost. The lack of control over price has turned into a blame game. Doctors, hospitals, insurance companies, pharmaceutical companies, and politicians blame each other for the ever-increasing cost. With much of the public frustrated with the entire healthcare system, more and more people are turning to alternatives such as health care sharing ministries. However, are health care sharing ministries the answer to everyone's healthcare issues?


7 Bible Stories for Kids

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5 Steps to Holiday Debt Survival for Christians

Do you struggle with spending and using credit during the holidays? With family get-togethers and gift-giving, the holidays are supposed to be one of the most joyous times of the year. However, the reality is, family get-togethers can be stressful. The pressure to give your family a happy Christmas can be overwhelming, and the celebration of the birth of Jesus can be covered up or lost altogether.


Yes, You Go to Church but Are You Really Seeking God?

Far too many of us we live in what I call crisis mode. We live our everyday lives, go to church, sometimes to every service, but we really do not seek God. We seek our own lives, our own financial security, and from there the list continues on.


Does God Care How People Invest Money?

The late Reverend Billy Graham is famously known to have said, "give me five minutes with a person's checkbook, and I will tell you where their heart is." Where people spend their money, and where people invest their money shows their attitude toward the world around them.


The Secret To A Wife's Happiness That Shouldn't Be A Secret

Although it is impossible to lump every woman—or man—into a single category, in the decade that I have been counseling marriages, I have found that the vast majority of women who struggle in their marriage all lack the same ingredient. A wife's happiness is important, but most men can't figure it out, and even most women can't put a finger on it. It's a secret that shouldn't be a secret.


The Instinct to Protect Your Family

When God puts children into a family, he also instills in parents an instinct to protect their children. Here is a short story about the power that was instilled in one parent to protect his family.