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Who Is the Real St. Nicholas?

Jay Smith, President and Bridger Professor of Theology & Ethics  |  December 16, 2015 11:55 am

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Most of us grew up believing that Saint Nick was a ‘jolly old fellow’ with a white beard dressed in a bright red coat and cap who lives at the North Pole. The real St. Nicholas was someone a bit different, yet not too different. Nicholas of Myra was born in the late 3rd Century … MORE

The Night the Animals Talked

Bill Fowler, Church Relations, Professor of Biblical Studies  |  December 16, 2015 11:48 am

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My favorite Christmas movie doesn’t show up often anymore. ‘Night the Animals Talked’ tells the story of Christmas from the viewpoint of the animals that supposedly would have occupied the stable in Bethlehem. There is a theme of exclusion carried throughout the movie that only finds resolution at the birth of Jesus in the end. … MORE