Tag Archives: Christmas

On Laughter and More

“The devil laughs because God’s world seems senseless to him; the angels laugh with joy because everything in God’s world has its meaning.” When I first read those words, I was struck by their hard-won wisdom. Milan Kundera, one of … more »

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Gary Black on Why “Silence” Matters at Christmas

Now, but not yet. Everyone everywhere, sons of Adam and daughters of Eve that we are, sees the same world, and tries to make sense. We don’t have to be philosophers to do that; in fact sometimes philosophers miss it … more »

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Advent Meditations: Do You Hear What I Hear?

  October 1962. The world was on the brink of nuclear war. The Soviet Union was stockpiling missiles in Cuba and the U.S. government responded with a military blockade. The world watched in fear as the U.S. Navy prevented a … more »

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Advent Meditations: Joy To The World?

I hate this place.   How is it possible to hate what you’re thankful for?   I haven’t worked out all the details yet.  Some questions are better after caffeine anyway, so I pour a cup of coffee so piping hot, … more »

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Advent Meditations: Joy To The World

Advent. It’s a season of more than just waiting for the Christ child. It is a season of cultivating our longing for his coming. Wait… Cultivating our longing? I generally want to satisfy my longings, not cultivate them! {I begin … more »

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Advent Meditations: O Holy Night

If there were ever a season for the believer to recognize their worth and focus on the dignity of his or her fellow human being – now is the season! Advent is a season of waiting, preparation and expectation for … more »

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Advent Meditations: Hark! The Herald Angels Sing

I love music.  And even though I’m sometimes sick of it by the end of December, I really love Christmas music – especially the old Christmas hymns. The popular music of my life changes so quickly, but Christmas hymns remain … more »

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Of the Father’s Love Begotten….

Of the Father’s love begotten…. I do love music, and love different kinds of music. But of all the music I know, this Christmas carol is one of those I love best. That it is centuries-old is important to me, … more »

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The Cost of Redemption

[16] Then Herod, when he saw that he had been tricked by the wise men, became furious, and he sent and killed all the male children in Bethlehem and in all that region who were two years old or under, … more »

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Where Hope and History Meet

“I want to tell you a story….” and most of the time, young or old, we’re drawn in, hoping for a good story. Stories and story, narratives and metanarratives. In the modern-become-postmodernizing world— the world of whatever —the best we … more »

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