Pagan Pageantry: how the secular roots of Christmas traditions teach us about engaging our culture today
[vc_row][vc_column width=”1/1″][vc_wp_text text=”Christmas has pagan roots, but that shouldn’t alarm us. Those roots don’t mean our celebrations are fraudulent or inspired by idolatry. Quite the opposite. Our adaptation of festivals like Saturnalia teach us that Christian people have been borrowing from their culture for centuries.
We have always been good at the sacralization of the ordinary.
These days it seems like Christians are fond of over-selling the gap between the sacred and the secular. But I think it’s time we remembered the power of the incarnation–when the timeless intersected with time, and the infinite squooshed himself into space–and the many ways Christian people have been incarnating their faith ever since.”][/vc_column][/vc_row]