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Above all, the Christmas season should remind Christians to present a winsome witness to the real meaning of the season. No matter how hard some may try, Christmas cannot and will not be secularized. It is irreducibly supernatural.

Remember that as you ponder that blue spruce in the Rhode Island Statehouse, your college student’s history textbook and the “happy holidays” sign that greets you at the mall. It’s still really about Christmas, and we all know it. Christ is the lion who will not be tamed, and Christmas is the season that cannot be secularized. Merry Christmas.

R. Albert Mohler Jr. is president of the Southern Baptist Theological Seminary.