At this time of year is a good time to examine why we don't observe the Christmas holiday and to develop strategies for responding to common statements, questions and salutations we may encounter at this time.
Tim Martens is the pastor of the Northwest Arkansas congregation. He was raised on a dairy farm in Minnesota and obtained a bachelor of arts in economics at Bethel University in St. Paul, Minnesota. He earned a master of education degree at the University of Arkansas. After a successful career working nationally in the industrial distribution business, Tim became a newspaper columnist and a high school social studies teacher.