Stephen Chavez

Coordinating Editor, Adventist Review

Prisoners of Fear

Until recently members of our editorial staff took turns posting items on the Adventist Review’s Facebook page for a week at a time. Coincidentally, in 2012 I was asked to monitor our Facebook account during the weeks just prior to Easter and Christmas.

I know some Adventists see red every time they read the words “Easter” and “Christmas,” so I was careful not to use those words. Instead, I used terms such as “Christ’s death and resurrection,” and “Christ’s birth.” I know that Christ wasn’t likely born in December, and I know that pagan practices have been connected with both events.

Still, the vehemence of the posts from our “friends” …

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