In Today’s Indianapolis Star

I turned a recent blog post of mine into an op-ed piece for the Indianapolis Star. It appeared in today’s paper, and you can read it on their web site by clicking on this sentence. They did something weird to my job title…but otherwise it reflects what was submitted to them. [Read more…]

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Oh Christmas Tree!

We put up and decorated our Christmas tree yesterday. This morning, while it is still dark, I tried taking a photo. I think the above, taken without flash, does at least some justice to it. We also turned on the lights on the Christmas tree at church yesterday for the first (official) time, too. Now [Read More…]

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Christmas Cards for Every Theology

Allan Bevere shared the following Christmas card(s) with Arminian and Calvinist versions (via Craig L. Adams): Arminian                                                                             [Read More…]

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Keep Christ in the Mayan Apocalypse

Too many undiscerning Christians (apparently including the majority of those who live in Russia) have been duped and thus fail to realize that the Mayan prediction of the end of the world on December 21st 2012 is simply another salvo in the war on Christmas. You don’t think the ancient Mayans set the date for the [Read More…]

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CC Recommends Science Fiction

The Christian Century has released its issue with recommendations for Christmas gifts. This year they had a science fiction category, and Gabriel McKee and I wrote the recommendations. Click through to read them! Fuller reviews of Shada and Existence can be found in separate posts on my blog. [Read more…]

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Bethlehemian Rhapsody

Another modern classic in the making.   [Read more…]

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More Likely a Conservative Scholar’s Kid?

Via Stephen Carlson on Facebook   [Read more…]

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Keep (Only) Christ in Christmas

A letter to yesterday's Indianapolis Star had an interesting response to the annual “keep Christ in Christmas” hubbub. What if Christians kept just Christ in Christmas, and let go of all the stuff that is not specifically Christian? What if they let go of the trees, and the gifts, and Santa, and secular Christmas music, [Read More…]

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Domnuleţ şi Domn din cer

It’s time to start sharing Romanian Christmas music again. This is a favorite of mine, performed by the Bucharest Madrigal Choir. [Read more…]

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Dalek Christmas Tree

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Exterminate Baby Jesus! Exterminate!

A friend made this image his Facebook cover photo, and I quickly made it mine too: Presumably the image makes more sense if we add narration: “When Dalek Herod realized that the Doctor and the Magi had tricked him, he sent Daleks to Bethlehem, saying, “Exterminate! Exterminate! Exterminate!” [Read more…]

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