I may not have covered all American and/or Christian holidays, but I realized that I have written several holiday-related posts over the years and reproduced a few relevant speeches & proclamations. Many are historically informative — maybe even inspirational. Some have apologetic significance. A few are just… fun. I plan to continue adding to the list, though the “biggies” will probably get the most attention. If you have a particular holiday-related topic you are curious about, let me know, and I’ll consider researching and writing about it.
Meanwhile, have a Happy ___________ or a Merry _____________! Or, maybe I wish you a solemn and respectful remembrance of ______________. Kinda depends on the occasion, doesn’t it? Be well, stay safe, and God Bless You, my friends!
The Town that Lost (er, Temporarily Misplaced) Good Friday
Bible Contradictions at the Empty Tomb (Part 1 of 2)
Bible Contradictions at the Empty Tomb (Part 2 of 2)
God’s Redemptive Act
Biblical Inerrancy and the Resurrection
On Jesus’ Death, part 1 of 4: Imposter Theory and Secular Evidence
On Jesus’ Death, part 2 of 4: Beatings and Flogging
On Jesus’ Death, part 3 of 4: Crucifixion
On Jesus’ Death, part 4 of 4: Swoon Theory and Substitutionary Atonement
On Jesus’ Burial: 9 Reasons the Gospels Are Credible
On the Resurrection Hypothesis, part 1 of 5: Testing Historical Explanations
On the Resurrection Hypothesis, part 2 of 5: The Empty Tomb
On the Resurrection Hypothesis, part 3 of 5: Postmortem Appearances
On the Resurrection Hypothesis, part 4 of 5: The Disciples’ Belief
On the Resurrection Hypothesis, part 5 of 5: Conclusion
Reagan’s 1986 Memorial Day Speech
What Is True Freedom?
A Brief History of Memorial Day
Independence Day for Right-Wingers
Heroes Are Human, Too
President George W. Bush Speech on July 4, 2003
Does the Treaty of Tripoli Disprove a ‘Christian’ Founding of America?
Defining Patriotism and Acts Thereof
On This 4th of July
Calvin Coolidge’s Independence Day Speech (1926)
Patriot Day (9/11):
*Note: This post was actually published around Independence Day, but it is 9/11-centric.
A Patriot’s Message
*Note: While this post doesn’t mention the events of 9/11, the subject is certainly relevant and tied to the patriotic theme.
The Matter of American Exceptionalism
Columbus and the Indians
Halloween/All Saints’ Day/Reformation Day:
Costumes, Candy, and Courting Evil
Luther’s 95 Theses
Lincoln’s Thanksgiving Proclamation
Washington’s Thanksgiving Proclamation
Kennedy’s Thanksgiving Proclamation
Thank God for Sperm Whales and Other Predators
The Uniquely Christian Nature of Thanksgiving in America
Is December 25th Pagan? (Part 1 of 2)
Is December 25th Pagan? (Part 2 of 2)
Are The Gospel Accounts of the Nativity Contradictory?
Amazing Young Talent
One Man’s Theory for Why Jesus Lay in a Manger
What’s the Reason, Again?
9 Things You Might Not Know about Christmas
What Was the Star of Bethlehem?
A Christmas Essay by Harry Reasoner