The Short-Term Impact of Jesus’ Birth

From The New Yorker.   [Read more…]

Carol of the Bells for Twelve Cellos

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Helen Bond’s Ten Things About Jesus

Helen Bond has a new article in The Bible and Interpretation, “Ten Things I Learnt about Jesus by Writing a Book about him.” It offers a nice, balanced overview of some key points related to both the methods and the conclusions of the scholarly quest for the historical Jesus. The book she is referring to is [Read More…]

The Meaning of Christmas

For a great many conservative Christians and their atheist counterparts, Christmas is about believing that angels really told shepherds about the birth of a baby, and that a star did the same for Persian astrologers – and the annual seasonal activity of fighting over the literal truthfulness or falsehood of those stories. For some, Christmas [Read More…]

Merry Christmas!

IMPORTANT NOTICE: The preceding Christmas wish is offered in accordance with the Articles of Christmas previously posted on this blog. [Read more…]

‘Don Oíche Úd i mBeithil’ (That night in Bethlehem)

“Don Oíche Úd i mBeithil” (That night in Bethlehem) performed by Altan. HT Richard Hall.   [Read more…]

Time Lord vs. Stormtroopers at Christmas

It doesn't look like Demons Run…although that can have some nice Christmas symbolism anyway, if you think about it! [Read more…]

While Waiting for the Shepherds to Arrive…

I went back and forth between several possible titles for this post. What title would you have given it?   [Read more…]

Faith and Works

  HT Jim West   [Read more…]

La Betleem Colo-n Jos

Another hauntingly beautiful Romanian Christmas carol, performed by the Bucharest Madrigal Choir. [Read more…]