WELSH ROOTS

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March 1 marks St. David’s Day, the great national celebration for Welsh people throughout the world. Through the years, I have worked extensively on different aspects of Welsh history, including the Welsh in America. That American heritage is in fact very substantial, especially in the religious arena, although few Americans seem to appreciate it. The [Read More...]

Advent Music

I love Advent hymns. My mother was always adamant that Christians had no business singing Christmas hymns prior to at least Christmas eve. We only have four Sundays on which to sing Advent hymns, so there’s no musical reason — and no theologically sound reason — to rush past our season of hopeful expectation. Well, [Read More...]

WESTERNS THEOLOGY

No, the title isn’t a typo. From my earliest years, I have always had a special affection for Western films, and a few of these at least make powerful religious statements. Westerns after all are set in a particular period of US history, roughly 1870-1900 or so, a time when religion broadly defined played a [Read More...]

The Mormon Jesus and the Garden of Eden

Canterbury Psalter

As a corollary to my current interest in the Latter-day Saint understanding of Jesus, I’ve been attempting to get some limited handle on the diverse ways that Christians of all sorts have understood, experienced, and depicted Jesus over time. The very best thing I’ve done to that end is to pick up a copy of [Read More...]


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