If Someone Wishes You…

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Christmas Trees in the Bible

The above image is from a post by J. M. Green that focuses on precisely what the image illustrates: the problematic nature of prooftexting and appeals to texts as allegedly predictions of later things. Jeremiah 10:2-4 reads (in the version that most people who oppose Christmas trees would likely quote): Thus saith the Lord, Learn not [Read More...]

Send Christmas Cards Like a Time Traveler Day

Jim Davila reminded me tomorrow that I needed to go back in time to today to wish you all a Happy Pretend You are a Time Traveler Day. And what better way to do that than to point out that the BBC has made some free printable Doctor Who Christmas cards available on their website. [Read More...]

Star Wars Christmas Cards and Decorations

P. J. McQuade recently shared a number of new Star Wars Christmas cards. Click through to browse them. [Read more...]

Silence Night

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Angels We Have Heard Inside and Outside a Piano

HT Cate Pickens and many others who’ve shared this recently. [Read more...]

Critical Christmas Carols: O Little Town Of Nazareth

Having written a song that appreciates the traditional Christmas story as story, I feel like I need to counterbalance it with some other songs which take into account historical criticism and other scholarly methods and their conclusions. I have a few ideas already for new lyrics to traditional Christmas songs – and so let me [Read More...]

A Christmas Carrel

Joseph Kelly shared this lovely bit of seasonal library creativity on Facebook, which he and his library colleagues Haley Curtis Moss and Chris Wells created.   [Read more...]

What Child Is This?

Lindsey Sterling performs the classic melody. [Read more...]

We Wish You Extermination

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Christmas Drawing Near

I wrote the music for this song a few years ago, but didn’t compose lyrics until very recently. I hope you enjoy this pre-Christmas music! LYRICS: Angels sing as church bells ring And all seem of good cheer It’s the sound of Christmas drawing near Snow may fall as sleigh bells call We wonder as [Read More...]


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