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...]

Twelve Days of Darwin

Via Michael Barton [Read more...]

Rudolphus

Via N.S.Gill, I learned that the blog Gaudium Mundo some years ago offered a Latin holiday song for every day of December. First up was Rudolphus: Click through for several different versions of the lyrics. In case you are wondering, no, I do not intend to share all of them! [Read more...]

The Naughty Christians’ Campaign to Commercialize Christmas

Hemant Mehta has highlighted one of the most subversive attempts to undermine Christmas that has appeared in recent years. I am referring to the “Naughty or Nice” list issued by the American Family Association and the “Friend or Foe” list from Liberty Counsel. This effort is, of course, spearheaded by people claiming to be Christians. But as Alyssa Rosenberg (HT Andrew [Read More...]

How the Empire Stole Christmas

Now that it is December, we can start sharing Christmas memes, music, and other things, right? From The Leek [Read more...]

I’m Gonna Spend My Christmas With a Dalek

This song makes no sense, and the Daleks will exterminate whoever is responsible for it if they get wind of it. But as a Whovian, one has to mark the beginning of the Christmas music season with this sort of thing. [Read more...]

Holiday Persecution?

I hope the above diagram by Rachel Held Evans helps more people find clarity about this subject!   [Read more...]

Open Hearts in Bethlehem

I am extremely grateful to IVP for sending me a review copy of Open Hearts in Bethlehem: A Christmas Drama. Ever since I read his Poet and Peasant and Through Peasant Eyes: A Literary-Cultural Approach to the Parables in Luke, I have had an enormous appreciation for Kenneth Bailey’s scholarship on the cultural background to [Read More...]


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