Solstice? revolution? religious miracle? military might? Like most things, this holiday can be viewed from multiple perspectives.
What happened with Southern Baptists and like-minded fundamentalists has occurred on a larger scale with American politics.
Living a life so saturated with apocalypses undoubtedly takes a toll, so let's lift the lid off the A-word, take a peek inside, and examine how it affects everyday life.
Nearly smothered beneath piles of gift catalogs, nearly drowned in a sea of elevator-music Christmas carols, there burns a persistent secret flame.
It may seem that we are straying here into a metaphysical realm far removed from the concerns of everyday life. That is not the case. Francis enacts his attitude in his daily lifestyle.
The campaign against corporate criminals and their gluttonous greed just added a new speaker with a very loud voice, Pope Francis I.
I thought of Sartre's "Anti-Semite and Jew" when I heard about the recent FOX News television interview with Reza Aslan.
Today it's hard to believe that one once had to be a Protestant to hold high office.
This season overlaps with another period of reflection on the theme of outgoing and incoming: the end of President Obama's first term and his re-election to a second.
America has the fourth largest concentration of Sikhs in the world, behind Canada, U.K. and India, which has the largest population of this religious group.