Christmas and the Confederate Flag

Regardless of how any of us feel about the confederate flag, no one can deny its well-deserved controversy. We cannot escape history, as much as we try to ignore it, forget it, or simply pretend it did not happen. Simply put, the confederate flag symbolizes one thing: absolute, untamed, unadulterated hatred.

The Lost Ending of “It’s A Wonderful Life”

From Saturday Night Live of Christmas past: If the movie had actually ended this way, it might have gotten the film-makers in some political trouble. Moyer & Company report over at Rawstory that “It’s A Wonderful Life” was suspected already thought to be communist propaganda by some: …when the movie first came out, it fell […]

And That’s the Way It Can Be: Reflections on The Christmas Truce

This year marks the 100th Anniversary of one of my favorite historical and Christmas stories, The Christmas Truce of 1914. I don’t want to spend time on the history or many of the facts about the Truce, you can Google those, this website “Christmas Truce 1914: Operation Plum Puddings” looks particularity good, instead I want […]

“We Three Kings” Judas Priest Edition

Okay, it is actually Rob Halford and his supergroup. But Halford is best known as the lead singer of Judas Priest. Between now and Christmas, I will be sharing here at Approaching Justice some of my favorite renditions of Christmas songs. The studio version of Halford singing “We Three Kings” is on my iPod rotation […]

Stop the War on Black Friday!

Todd is worried about the war on Black Friday. It is his favorite holiday. He looks forward to it all year round. Todd, my oldest child, is 14-years-old and a freshman in high school. You might think that Christmas would be his favorite holiday. However, Todd knows that Santa Claus is not the source of […]

Mary Knew! Stop Asking Stupid Questions!

The popular Christmas song “Mary Did You Know?” by Mark Lowry is a pretty song in many ways. However it is also stupid and disrespectful of Mary. Did Mary know? Well, according to the first chapter of Luke she was visited by an angel of God. 26. And in the sixth month the aangel Gabriel […]