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Happy Hellidays: When Holidays Lose Their Holiness

Happy Hellidays: When Holidays Lose Their Holiness

Written by Thomas Murosky and Tyler Gayan

Narrated by Thomas Murosky


Happy Hellidays: When Holidays Lose Their Holiness

Written by Thomas Murosky and Tyler Gayan

Narrated by Thomas Murosky

Length:
5 hours
Released:
Jul 8, 2019
ISBN:
9781987184815
Format:
Audiobook

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Description

Is Christmas just a repackaged Pagan holiday? Should we worry about dressing in a costume in October as being akin to worshiping the Devil? Why do we give people pink candies in the middle of February every year?

If you are like many modern Americans, the calendar rolls on and these days appear and disappear. The stores become colored with the seasonal hues as we are coerced through peer pressure to buy flowers for that special someone, keep candy on hand for the neighborhood children, and let’s not forget to make room in the freezer for the bird we plan to roast just before darting out of the door way too early to find ourselves shopping, spending money we often do not have to buy more things we can barely fit into our houses. The heart of the holidays is missing.

As we examine each holiday, we will explore the original meaning of each of our modern faith-based celebrations, comb through the myths and present the best research we have to date about the origin stories. We will explore not only those origins, but the ebb and flow of seasonal opinion over the years including how we have become numb to these special days. We conclude each chapter with a call to return to Godly worship.

We will look first at what a holiday is in scope of Biblical analysis and then focus on the sin of covetousness as it relates to the American approach of holidays. Finally, we will tackle the holidays in the order they appear in the calendar year. We examine the origin of New Year’s celebrations, Valentines and St Patrick’s Days, Easter, Halloween (yes, it does have Christian roots), Thanksgiving, and finally Christmas.

Released:
Jul 8, 2019
ISBN:
9781987184815
Format:
Audiobook

Also available as...

Also available as bookBook

About the author

Thomas Murosky has a background in Science earning his Bachelors in Biochemistry and Doctorate in Molecular Toxicology and has taught at Bucknell University and Western Wyoming Community College. While as a student and professor, Tom worked in several capacities as a children's and youth worker having served the local CEF board, as a counselor for Christian camps, Awana programs, and other youth outreach including a decade of work in Big Brothers, Big Sisters of America. He stepped aside from teaching and academics to work as a technology consultant to focus more time on writing, blogging, and video production in the area of Christian teaching with a focus on discipleship and sanctification. His first book, Testing and Temptations, is about how we are called to transform our lives to be like Christ in the process of Sanctification. His second book, The Art of Shallow Neighboring is parody book calling us to better Christian discernment in the books we read. His third book, I AM Not Amused calls for sober analysis of the media entertainment industry. In addition to these, Tom does videos on current Christian events and sound theology. You can find more information and other books Thomas has authored at www.ourwalkinchrist.com.


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