Auralia’s Christmas Promise

S0, your whole family has read the entire Harry Potter series. What now? Looking for a stocking stuffer? … [Read more...]

Must-see TV coverage of “The War on Christmas”

The Daily Show With Jon Stewart Mon - Thurs 11p / 10cThe Gretch Who Saved the War on Christmaswww.thedailyshow.comDaily Show Full Episodes Political Humor The Daily Show on Facebook … [Read more...]

A Christmas Eve appeal

Every Christmas, it's a different verse that burns with new vitality for me.This year, it's this one: O come, Desire of nations, bind In one the hearts of all mankind; Bid Thou our sad divisions cease, And be Thyself our King of Peace. Merry Christmas, everyone.May God grant us all a greater appreciation for the grace we celebrate tonight. … [Read more...]

Is This the Year’s Best Christmas Film?

That's my question in my latest article at Image's Good Letters blog. … [Read more...]

Bob Dylan Goes Caroling

At this point in his career, what's left for Bob Dylan? … [Read more...]

It Came Upon a Big Screen Clear: An examination of overlooked, underrated Christmas films

Here's the latest installment in the Through a Screen Darkly series at Christianity Today...It Came Upon a Big Screen ClearHoliday movies don't often depict the real Christmas story, but when they do, it's a light shining in the darkness. … [Read more...]

And to all a good night.

A Christmas Carol by G.K. ChestertonThe Christ-child lay on Mary's lap, His hair was like a light. (O weary, weary were the world, But here is all aright.)The Christ-child lay on Mary's breast His hair was like a star. (O stern and cunning are the kings, But here the true hearts are.)The Christ-child lay on Mary's heart, His hair was like a fire. (O weary, weary is the world, But here the world's desire.)The Christ-child stood on Mary's knee, His hair was like a … [Read more...]

A glorious volume of meaningful meditations and art

Highly, highly recommended. … [Read more...]

Whitest Christmas Ever.

We're snowed in for Christmas.We've canceled our trip to Portland to spend the holiday with my family.We're doubtful that we can get to a local Christmas eve gathering.Our church has canceled all Christmas services.And it's a good thing I got home from Cincinnati, because an icy arctic blast has provoked my friends there to cancel their own Christmas parties.Be safe, everybody. We have everything we need in our own homes and hearts. No need to make that last-minute trip to … [Read more...]

Browser: Of Billboards, Brando, and the Best of 2008 (Updated 10:25AM)

NPR has the story of Rev. Gloria White Hammond, who brings a "ministry of healing" to those who are suffering in Darfur.Today, as I read this story of faith, love, and compassion, I'm reminded that Washington State's Governor Gregoire has allowed the following statement to be posted beside a Nativity Scene in the State Capitol""There is only our natural world. Religion is but myth and superstition that hardens hearts and enslaves minds."Then why do the hopeless turn to the … [Read more...]


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