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.
With the movie release of Angels & Demons coming in May, I have begun to read the novel. I am not reading it because I like Dan Brown, his books, or anything of the like. But I fear that the mass hysteria that enveloped the country with the release of The Da Vinci Code will occur again with the release of Angels & Demons. So, I need to be ready to give an answer if the Bible and its authority is called into question again. I think any teacher of the Bible needs to be ready to answer any authority questions that may arise with another Dan Brown book being turned into a movie. So, with no joy, I began reading the book today.