Sing One Common Lord

An excerpt from “Christmas,” by George Herbert. The shepherds sing; and shall I silent be? My God, No hymn for thee? My soul’s a shepherd too: a flock it feeds Of thoughts, and words, and deeds. The pasture is thy word; the streams, thy grace Enriching all the place. Shepherd and flock shall sing, and [Read More…]

For You, With Love (And A Stamp)

It’s that time of year: time to send Christmas packages to loved ones who are far away. That’s not quite as fun as being there to see them open the packages, but Kinfolk has some suggestions. Tips and tricks, homemade goods, spices/teas, and other ideas – take a quick look. You might find something good! [Read more…]

Advent Challenge: Seven Creative Ways to Give Back This Christmas

My friend and colleague, Marcus Goodyear, has written a fine piece called “Advent Challenge: Seven Creative Ways to Give Back This Christmas.” He acknowledges the source of these seven creative ways: social entrepreneur Jeff Shinabarger The High Calling first met Jeff several years ago through Jubilee when Jeff was first launching and we hosted [Read More…]

Charles Dickens: The Man Who Invented Christmas?

Part 2 of series: Christmas According to Dickens Dickens: The Man Who Invented Christmas? In 1988, the Sunday Telegraph of London gave Charles Dickens the title of “The Man Who Invented Christmas.” If you’re not familiar with the history of Christmas celebrations, this may seem like an enormous exaggeration. But when you look more closely, [Read More…]