Tag Archives: christmas

What does the Boxing Day stabbing in Oxford St tell us?

 There's something about Christmas that seems to make tragedy jar even more. On Boxing Day, as I sat, stuffed with goose and roasted potatoes, watching the news, I was appalled to hear of a man stabbed to death on Oxford ...

Angels we have heard on high, sweetly shouting o’er the play

In case you haven't seen this one doing the rounds, here is a special Advent video that will make you giggle:    

Why is God silent?

This one's been sitting in my drafts for a while now, and the 3rd Advent seems an entirely appropriate time to get around to it. This comment was a tangent in a facebook discussion from a little while back, to which ...

Advent: Angels from the Realms of Glory (HT @ZacHicks )

It's the first Sunday in Advent, which means Christmas is not too far away (and the  Weihnachtsmarkt and it's delicacies is here!). Anyway, seems like a good time to highlight a rocking new arrangement of the old carol "Angels from the realms of ...

10 contemporary Christmas songs for free download

Another post highlighting some freebies! Hooray! Kingsway music has, for a short time, ten Christmas songs available for free dowload (mp3 and sheetmusic). The songs come from song-writers such as Stuart Townend, Matt Redman, and Breton Brown. I particularly love Joy has ...

The Nativity: facebook style

Just in case you haven't seen this:

John Piper – Bad News: Santa Claus Is Coming to Town

A little bit of Piper wit to drive home a good point:

Our finest gifts we bring, pa rum pum pum pum

The Crossway blog points out why gold, incense, and myrrh were appropriate gifts for the Magi to bring the baby Jesus: Gold: It is easy to see why gold is an appropriate gift for Jesus Christ. Gold is the ...

So this *IS* Xmas

There's plenty of people who get annoyed when Christmas is written as Xmas, "it's taking Christ out of Christmas," they say. To be fair, we Christians did nick the holiday from the pagans, so if a secular society wants to ...

Executing Elves

Clearly, the best way to share the joy of the Saviour's birth is to hang decorations.... by the neck until they are dead. A Norwegian pastor, fed up with Christmas elves - a creature that he says “comes from the devil” ...