The Meaning of Christmas


What is the meaning of Christmas, anyway? Dr. Michael Pasquarello explains.

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Dr. Michael Pasquarello III is Methodist Chair of Divinity and Director of the Robert Smith Jr. Preaching Institute at Beeson Divinity School. He has published many books including a forthcoming book titled John Wesley: Homiletic Theologian. Michael and his wife, Patti, have two children.


  1. I encourage you to research the word christmas and easter. Both are FULL of pagan roots. The word easter is anything but Godly. Such holidays are man made and not commanded of God. What does a bunny or santa have to do with God? Nothing. I trust and love God and refuse to follow man’s ways. Tradition is now the norm. Please research and you’l be surprised at what you find. Ask the Holy Spirit to speak to you. I’m NOT condemning you at all. It’s hard to reject tradition but truth is much better. I totally agree with you about the birth of Jesus. However, christmas has nothing to do with it. What does “merry christmas” even mean? Actually, Jesus was not even born in December……Christmas lights, christmas tree’s, christmas decorations and so on have absolutely nothing to do with the birth of Jesus. Just like easter bunnies and eggs have nothing to do with His resurrection.