First Baptist Church pastor Dr. Jeff Johnson describes how he used the historical figure of Saint Nicholas to talk to his young daughters about Santa Claus. This program originally aired on KETR Monday, Dec. 23.
Blacklands Cafe. Dr. Jeff Johnson, pastor of the First Baptist Church of Commerce, discusses the story of Saint Nicholas. KETR, John Mark Dempsey.
Hunt County Historical Commission chairman Carol Taylor says in the years after the Civil War, people in Hunt County used to celebrate Christmas as a community, with a large Christmas tree in the county seat of Greenville. Christmas trees in homes were rare or non-existent. A large crowd of people would gather on Christmas Day to observe the holiday, and children would receive modest gifts.
A&M-Commerce associate professor of counseling Dr. LaVelle Hendricks discusses anger management techniques, and says Dallas Cowboys receiver Dez Bryant is an example of someone who struggles with controlling his anger.
Our technology commentator Rick Miller says 3-D printers are available in "box stores" for around $1,300, and a small hand-held 3-D printer that can render small, plastic figures is available for about $99. There is concern that guns can actually be printed, but body parts such as hands and ears have also been produced with 3-D printers. Rick offers this list of the 10 weirdest 3-D
First United Methodist Church of Commerce senior pastor Valarie Englert says we've heard complaints about the commercialization of Christmas for a very long time, and it's up to each of us to change our ways of observing Christmas if we want it to be different. Other holiday topics: Santa Claus and the "war on Christmas."