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Beth Allison Barr

Every Christmas in the yard of a house not far from us stands a manger scene. The Christ Child rocks gently in his small white wooden manger, his halo glowing from the spotlight. Instead of Mary and Joseph gazing at their holy infant, or even angels surrounding the yard with praise, an unlikely figure stands […] Read More

I will join my kids this week for our annual pumpkin carving in preparation for Halloween. According to a LifeWay poll, however, I am among a slight minority (49 percent) of evangelical Christians who participate fully in Halloween activities. Fifty-one percent of evangelical Christians either avoid Halloween completely (28 percent) or avoid the “pagan elements” […] Read More

I bought Easter candy for my students. It was a mistake. Although the students made a valiant effort to eat as much as possible, they left a few Reese’s Peanut Butter Eggs (a particular weakness of mine) in the candy basket. Needless to say, they didn’t last long. Reese’s Eggs are just one of many […] Read More