Tag Archives: Christmas

RE: Virgin Birth

[Name withheld], I appreciate your comment, particularly about the Gospel of Luke. I 100% agree with this much: Mary’s comments seem strange and unlikely if she already had a sexual encounter. Please consider 4 reasons why I think you are … Continue reading

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Who supplied the Y-chromosome in Jesus’ conception?

Christianity: The Spirit created it by an effortless, touchless, omnipotent act. “That which is conceived in her is from the Holy Spirit.” (Matthew 1:20; cf. Luke 1:35) 100% of the DNA was mortal, and none of the DNA was transferred … Continue reading

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What Child Is This? The LDS Christmas Story

It was long ago, two thousand years, when sweet baby Jesus was born. Although every baby is cherished by his parents and grandparents and siblings and cousins, this little boy was precious to all the world. The story began in … Continue reading

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The Christmas Joy of Jesus

Cloverton’s beautiful lyrics: I’ve heard about this baby boy Who’s come to earth to bring us joy And I just want to sing this song to you It goes like this, the fourth, the fifth The minor fall, the major … Continue reading

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Celebrate Christmas by Rejecting Mormon Leaders Who Have Rejected the Virgin Birth

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A Mormon Prophet’s Gratitude at Christmas

Earlier this week Eric Johnson posted a poem here on Mormon Coffee titled “The Gift.” I venture to say that gifts of all kinds are on our minds this week. With the idea of gifts also (hopefully!) comes an attitude … Continue reading

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What Kind of Gift?

The Gift All the hustle and bustle of the anticipated Holiday is quickly closing nigh, And many frazzled shoppers can at last let out a collective great big sigh, Their present-buying is done and all the cards are finally addressed, … Continue reading

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The Hard Truth of Christmas

Grindael, a good friend of the Mormon Coffee community, put together a powerful Christmas video. With some graphic scenes from the movie The Passion of the Christ, this is a difficult but thoughtful reminder that Christmas really is much more … Continue reading

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Ecumenicalism makes me uncomfortable

My LDS neighbor, a very kind man, was excited about inviting me to an ecumenical Christmas celebration held at his local stake center, so I decided to attend the Sunday night service. For the past seven years, the choirs from … Continue reading

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Usurping Christmas?

During Christmas week I was listening to a discussion on the radio regarding the place of Santa Claus in Christmas. Was it good or bad, the talk show’s host wanted to know? As you can imagine, there were all sorts … Continue reading

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