After about 50+ spins of Sufjan Stevens’ “Christmas Unicorn” in the past week, I believe I am sufficiently convinced that “I’m the Christmas unicorn.” But don’t worry, I also believe “you’re the Christmas unicorn…it’s all right—I love you.” Let me explain. In 2012, Stevens released his second installment of holiday revelry Silver & Gold. This … More Sufjan Will Help You Find Your Christmas Unicorn
(Originally published December 2015) Perhaps like me you were drawn in by several articles this Advent season claiming we have gotten several details wrong in the Christmas story. There was this article at TGC, this one at Answers in Genesis, and this chapter by Kenneth Bailey all taking issue with the phrase “because there was no room for … More So Was It an Inn in Bethlehem, or Not?
If you own Songs for Christmas by Sufjan Stevens, then you know that when you bought the album, you got a whole lot more than just music. You received a box full of Christmas cheer, complete with a comic book, stickers, and a bizarre festive fold-out poster of Sufjan sitting in with someone else’s family. … More “Joy to the World” Guitar Tabs (Sufjan Stevens)
(Taken from Awaiting the Christ Child—DECEMBER 1-21 NOW AVAILABLE FOR DOWNLOAD) December 18th: Jeremiah & The Hope for the Exiles Who is the most powerful person you know? A President? A King? A Ruler? What if God gave you the power to say one word and cause the most powerful rulers, kings, and nations … More Jeremiah & The Hope for the Exiles (Advent Devotional)
It’s December 1st, and last Friday was Black Friday, which probably means your Christmas shopping is in full swing. If you’ve lived in the Evangelical world for any number of Christmases, you have probably run into many different methodologies when it comes to giving Christmas gifts–especially to your kids. The next generation of Christian parents … More Christmas Gifts: Are You Grinchy or Gracious?
Here’s a short music update to interrupt your regularly schedule Christmas decorating: Smalltown Poets has a Christmas album. The band who first appeared in 1997 with a self-titled debut didn’t put anything out since “Listen Closely” in 2006; however, this Christmas album has everything: Nostalgia from a 90s band I used to love √ That … More Smalltown Poets | Christmas