Reclaiming January 1

Jesus’ birth is celebrated on December 25. While that most likely when he was born, it is the day we rejoice! And then Jesus was circumcised. And then he was officially named. When? On the eighth day. Eight days after Christmas? January 1. So if we celebrate his birth on December 25, maybe we could reclaim January 1 as the day he received that name that is above every name, and the only name by which a person can be saved.

David has been a systems thinker most of his life. He has started three businesses as well as designed and developed systems and processes in existing organizations. He has a Doctorate in Leadership and has also done additional post-graduate work in communications.

He has also pastored 3 churches and loves to think about, write about and podcast about scripture, theology, and leadership.

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  • Watch it…your edging toward historical Christianity, aka Roman Catholicism and Orthodoxy, in which 1/1 has been/is celebrated as the Feast of the Circumcision.

    Why re-invent the wheel?

    God bless. Keep searching.

  • Mark, I understand that it is the Feast of Circumcision and I don’t have any real problem with that. I’m not walking around looking for a bunch of holidays to hold people to coming to church. I noting an important event in the life a Christ and his family and reflecting on how we can maybe, just maybe consider Christ on this day in addition to our celebration of the new year.

    No big deal…


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