Christmas: Damage Control or Outcast Inclusion?

Johnny Walker drew attention to one view of the Christmas stories in the Gospels that is heard about less often in churches: that they were an attempt at damage control, to cover up or distract from stories about Mary having been raped by a Roman soldier or simply having gotten pregnant without being married. Michael [Read More…]

Merry Christmas!

To all readers of this blog, I wish you a very merry Christmas! [Read more…]

Critical Christmas Carols from Horrible Histories

While I intended for the series “Critical Christmas Carols” to offer my own creations, there’s no need to ignore those that others have produced. IO9 shared these videos from Horrible Histories: For those who are interested, it seems that the entire Christmas episode can be watched online: [Read more…]

Every Time a Bell Rings

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Merry Whomas Eve!

Just as I did last year, let me once again wish you a Merry Whomas Eve (Doctor Who returns tomorrow), as well as a happy Christmas Eve!   [Read more…]

A Fourth Wise Man

Michael Roberts shared this creche on Facebook. Can you spot the fourth wise man in this nativity scene? What do you think of putting him there? Who else would you add, if you had the appropriate figures? I know that those birds may look like ducks, but it makes more sense to imagine that they [Read More…]

Guess What Day It Is…

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The First No “L”

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Buzzfeed Christmas

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A Wise Man’s Footsteps

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