1.8 — Christmas: Reformers, Unicorns, Grinches, and More!

Gifts, presents, and Christmas resources for all! In this episode, I share lots of fun seasonal articles, sermons, and resources for you to further explore! Read more about the Magi: “Seeing Ourselves in the Story of the Magi” at IMB.org “Wise Men, Magi, or Kings? It’s Complicated.” at Christianity Today “We _______ Kings: How Many […]

So Was It an Inn in Bethlehem, or Not?

(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 […]

“Joy to the World” Guitar Tabs (Sufjan Stevens)

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. […]

Christmas Gifts: Are You Grinchy or Gracious?

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 […]

Smalltown Poets | Christmas

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 […]