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By Dan Carlson
Columnist Prairie Ponderings 

Merry Christmas


December 23, 2020

As the world gets more complex, many question the relevance of Jesus Christ to our world.

After all, he was born more than 2,000 years ago, they point out. His world and life experiences were nothing like ours. Really?

Jesus was born into a world of conflicting ideologies. For 300 years, the Holy Land had been dominated by Greek culture, one that emphasized philosophy, education and the arts.

In 140 B.C. the Jews rebelled against the Greeks in the famous Maccabean Revolt, which established the Hasmonean Dynasty and a Jewish independent homeland in what is now Israel. But as decades passed...

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