CC Recommends Science Fiction

The Christian Century has released its issue with recommendations for Christmas gifts. This year they had a science fiction category, and Gabriel McKee and I wrote the recommendations. Click through to read them! Fuller reviews of Shada and Existence can be found in separate posts on my blog. [Read more…]

Bethlehemian Rhapsody

Another modern classic in the making.   [Read more…]

More Likely a Conservative Scholar’s Kid?

Via Stephen Carlson on Facebook   [Read more…]

Keep (Only) Christ in Christmas

A letter to yesterday's Indianapolis Star had an interesting response to the annual “keep Christ in Christmas” hubbub. What if Christians kept just Christ in Christmas, and let go of all the stuff that is not specifically Christian? What if they let go of the trees, and the gifts, and Santa, and secular Christmas music, [Read More…]

Domnuleţ şi Domn din cer

It’s time to start sharing Romanian Christmas music again. This is a favorite of mine, performed by the Bucharest Madrigal Choir. [Read more…]

Dalek Christmas Tree

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Exterminate Baby Jesus! Exterminate!

A friend made this image his Facebook cover photo, and I quickly made it mine too: Presumably the image makes more sense if we add narration: “When Dalek Herod realized that the Doctor and the Magi had tricked him, he sent Daleks to Bethlehem, saying, “Exterminate! Exterminate! Exterminate!” [Read more…]

Merry Christmas from Chiron Beta Prime

HT Old Testament Space Opera [Read more…]

The Star Wars Christmas Special You Always Wanted

HT Scott Bailey [Read more…]

Almost Silent Night

This is another video of me playing Christmas music – it is my own jazz arrangement of “Silent Night.” It is as rusty as “Christmas Time Is Here” is, not having been worked on since last year. So this is another “before” video – hopefully the “after” video will not only be more polished, but [Read More…]