Christmas reminds me of a sticky ball rolling down a hill, accumulating bits and pieces from everything it passes, until it’s one big adhesive mess and it’s hard to tell what the original ball looked like. We’ve gone from a simple explanation of the events surrounding Jesus’ birth to the huge holiday extravaganza we now experience. This is one holiday that needs to go on a diet.
Some of the traditions we associate with Christmas make sense—at least I can see the connection. Giving gifts is a reflection of the magi’s offering of gold, frankincense and myrrh. Advent calendars and wreaths help us focus on God’s purpose in sending His Son. Decorating with lights reminds us that Jesus is the Light of the world. And of course, there are Christmas carols (which may or may not be relevant or accurate).
Since Fake News is in the headlines, I thought that my very own fake news quiz would be the perfect post for a Fifth Friday.
How many times do you pick up the paper, or click through your favorite news site, and encounter some very strange headlines? Some of those stories are real doozies! Could they possibly be true? I was reading along, scratching my head, when it occurred to me that some of these headlines would make a fun game. Below I’ve listed a dozen headlines. Some are real. Some are clearly made up. You can tell the difference, right?
I’ve been browsing our library’s card catalog in search of a good book to read—or at least an entertaining one. I always assumed that the librarians carefully weigh which books they acquire. After all, the budget only goes so far, and they have a responsibility to spend wisely. After reading the blurbs in the online catalog recently, however, I have to question their judgment.
As I sift through a lot of dubious plots to find the rare gem, it occurred to me to create a fun little quiz. Below, I’ve listed thirteen blurbs—those little descriptions the publisher writes to capture our interest. Can you tell which ones are actually real books—and which are merely figments of my imagination?
I hope you had a lovely Thanksgiving, and that your heart is overflowing with gratitude for all God’s abundant blessings! Now that we’re all sitting around munching leftovers and perhaps taking a day off, I thought that it might be time for a bit of fun.
A little over a year ago I posted a little quiz asking, “How well do you know your Bible?” Since then I’ve continued to collect interesting quotes, and it’s time for Bible Quiz, Part 2. I admit, this one is a bit harder than the last quiz. Still, I have the utmost confidence in the Biblical expertise of my readers.
As with my last quiz, the answers are at the end, but no peeking until you’ve finished the test.
How well do you know your Bible?
After reading an article (on CNN’s “Belief Blog”) entitled “Actually, that’s not in the Bible,” I thought it would be fun to put together a little quiz. How much do we know about what the Bible really says? The answers are at the end, but no peeking until you’ve finished the test.
True or False
According to the Bible…