Christmas and Consumerism as Christians

There is no evidence that the disciples of Jesus, or the 1st Century church, ever celebrated Christmas or Jesus’ birth as an annual holiday. And yet, many of us have been taught that consumerism has killed the true meaning of Christmas. Has it?!

This week on the Lifeschool Podcast, we look at the history of Christmas, how it started, and when the holiday took on religious significance as we talk about Christmas and consumerism as Christians.

In This Episode You’ll Learn:

  • How many of our Christmas traditions got started.
  • When the Christian message and religion was added to the celebration.
  • The commercial roots of this annual holiday.
  • 7+ ways you can still make Christmas about Jesus and the gospel.

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From this episode:

“If anything, religion was grafted onto consumerism, rather than consumerism grafted onto religion. But who or what is the focus of our celebration? Are we using it as an opportunity to help others move from unbelief to belief about what is true of God and Jesus… and us?”


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Links and Resources Mentioned in This Episode:

Retreat in Tennessee w/ Caesar & Tina | May 24-30th, 2020 

Free Download of the Big 3 For Episode #248

Caesar Kalinowski’s Website and Blog with Loads of Resources

Missio Publishing – More Missional Books and Resources

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