“Mary” by Philip Appleman

Years later, it was, after everything got hazy in my head – those buzzing flies, the gossips, graybeards, hustling evangelists – they wanted facts, they said, but what they were really after, was miracles. Miracles, imagine! I was only a girl when it happened, Joseph acting edgy and claiming it wasn’t his baby – – [Read More...]

Jesus vs. Santa

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The New Testament Scholar Who Stole Christmas?

An op-ed piece I wrote, with the title “The New Testament Scholar Who Stole Christmas?”, has appeared in The Bible and Interpretation. Click through to read it, and feel free to share any thoughts you may have about it in the comments section here! [Read more...]

Nunc Dimittis by Edmund Rubbra

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The Greatest Action Story Ever Told

The Christmas season is a time for telling the old, old stories again. And this is an oldie but a goodie. Thanks to Ben Blackwell for the reminder. [Read more...]

Sci-Fi Holiday Cards

I previously mentioned the Doctor Who Christmas cards available on the BBC Doctor Who web page. Now IO9 has a gallery of geeky sci-fi cards, including the gems below: I am grateful to Jeff Carter for pointing out the existence of Star Wars snowflake patterns. And the official Star Wars blog has things like a [Read More...]

Keep Thor in Thursday

Another enjoyable piece of art combining religion and comic books by Jeff Carter. [Read more...]

Astazi vin sa-mi plec genunchii by Nicolae Moldoveanu

A hauntingly beautiful Romanian Christmas carol that I love, written by Nicolae Moldoveanu. [Read more...]

Chewbacca Sings Silent Night

Someone I shared Vader Did You Know with liked it but felt it was awful music. I decided to share this to show how much worse Star Wars Christmas music can get, and hopefully make what I have previously shared seem excellent by comparison! [Read more...]

Vader Did You Know?

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How To Get Me A Christmas Present That Costs You Nothing And That Others Can Enjoy Too!

If you’ve ever thought that maybe it would be nice to give a Christmas present to a blogger whose blog you read regularly, then here’s a suggestion for a “present” you can get me that won’t cost you anything but a few moments of your time. Go to your local university or public library’s web [Read More...]


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