By John Steele Gordon Christmas famously "comes but once a year." In fact, however, it comes twice. The Christmas of the Nativity, the manger and Christ child, the wise men and the star of Bethlehem, "Silent Night" and "Hark the Herald Angels Sing" is one holiday. The Christmas of parties, Santa Claus, evergreens, presents, "Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer" and "Jingle Bells" is quite another.
The editors want you to know what to expect out of our new work called the Christian Monthly Standard. In keeping with our title, it is our intention to producing a monthly journal with mentally stimulating articles addressing a variety of issues affecting our society. We plan to have a number of new articles posted for your consideration at the first of each month. In our infancy we will only have a handful of articles, but as we progress we hope to offer you a full diet of thoughtful articles upon which to feast. While this will be our main course for this publication, it is important for you to know that we also plan to post a new article at least once every two weeks, and perhaps more frequently, between the publication of each journal. These articles will likely address more timely issues, as seen in the article below concerning the Virgin Mary Grilled Cheese on eBay. There are some topics which we will not want to wait or cannot wait to bring to you. So be sure to check back on us at least once a week to see if there are any new pressing developments or discussions presented.
If you have not already done so, we hope you will read our message found under the “From The Editors” link to the left. This will give you a better idea of what our focus and purpose is in producing this journal. We plan to have many contributors from across the country weigh in concerning matters of particular importance to them, to you, and to our society. As it is, we are just a couple of guys with very busy schedules attempting a labor of love because we are tired of watching the religious and social nonsense of this world continue without argument or question. Feel free to email us and let us know what you think and how we are doing. We will certainly listen to any helpful feedback that will improve our efforts to be a voice of reason in the 21st century.