Mark D. Roberts

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I’m All for Keeping Christ in Christmas, But . . .

posted by Mark D. Roberts

Hey, I’m fully aware and supportive of the fact that “Jesus is the reason for the season.” And I’m all for keeping Christ in Christmas, but somebody in my local Blockbuster video store might want to think twice about how best to feature movies about Christ as Christmastime.

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It is a little surprising to see The Passion of the Christ nestled in there between The Very Merry Muppet Christmas Movie and The Care Bears version of The Nutcracker! 



  • http://needGod.com SA

    The Passion of The Christ shows why Christians celebrate Christmas. This is why Christ was born.

  • Brian

    I agree, but there are better places to locate this movie. I find this placement kind of funny because it’s surrounded by “junk” movies. I’ve seen Christmas displays with movies like “The Passion of the Christ” and other serious titles.

  • Pat Pope

    I guess the addition of The Passion was a token nod to Christianity. Doesn’t matter if it’s not about Christ’s birth as long as it was something Christian. They could have very well put The 10 Commandments in there; didn’t much matter to them.

  • LutheranChik

    One of my lay ministry mentors — a NT prof at Trinity Lutheran Seminary in Columbus — said that the historical inaccuracies and sensationalized gore of “The Passion” drove him crazy. I’d advise people grasping at some cinematic exposition of the Christian message that they can do a lot better than Mel Gibson’s attempt.

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