A Spotless Rose (Paul Mealor)

I heard this performed by the Luther College Nordic Choir in the Christmas concert from Luther College on PBS and enjoyed it enough to track down a recording and share it! [Read more…]

Merry Whomas Eve!

Doctor Who is on TV tomorrow with a brand new episode, this year's Christmas special!   [Read more…]

Westboro Baptist Chipmunks

HT Jim West. ¬†Watch it all the way to the end. [Read more…]

Christmas and Religious Freedom

Jim West shared this cartoon (for what reason I will not speculate): I find the cartoon bizarre. I don't think that whoever made it has any concept of either the setting into which Jesus was born or how religious freedom is safeguarded in the United States in ways that were unimagined then. Back then, there [Read More…]

Trei Crai

A Romanian Christmas carol, “Three Kings,” performed by the Bucharest Madrigal Choir. [Read more…]

Abridged History of Christmas

From FDPI. Is there anything else essential that you think ought to have been mentioned? [Read more…]

Christmas Lights

Kate James singing “Christmas Lights.” It’s so cool to discover that an old friend is now a singer-songwriter! Please click through and give the video a “Like” if it isn’t too much trouble! [Read more…]

Fringe: Humans, Animals, and Anomalies

Yesterday’s episode of Fringe, “Anomaly XB-6783746,” had a less explicitly theological focus than the one before it. But it raised crucial questions of another sort: what makes a human being, what does it mean to be an animal, and what does evolution have to do with it – whether evolution that occurs naturally, or resulting [Read More…]

I’m Betting This Sheep Wasn’t Brought Along to the Manger

Via George Takei on Facebook.   [Read more…]

Patheos Book Club: Do Jews, Christians and Muslims Worship the Same God?

For the Patheos Book Club centered on the book Do Jews, Christians, and Muslims Worship the Same God?, we are taking a more dialogical approach. And since I read their blogs regularly, I thought I’d interact with John Morehead and Bob Cornwall, who’ve both posted their thoughts on the book already, since John in turn [Read More…]