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Tag Archives: Christmas
Well, here it is, Merry Christmas… the annual season of shopping madness, mass consumer frenzy and over-indulgence, family re-unions and soaring divorce rates, TV re-runs and daft specials, terrified turkeys and terrible jokes, oh, and some kid in a manger. … Continue reading
One of the things I do for work is to schedule ‘on this day in history’ tweets vaguely relating to our broad subject area. We’ve currently got an exhibition on about the artist J.M.W. Turner, and so I’ve been researching … Continue reading
Okay, this may be a little off-topic for the blog. But sometimes music can be the purest theology, or something. Last time I said there was plenty of good Christmas music if you know where to look. Fortunately, these days … Continue reading
Hooray! It’s time for my annual Christmas rant. This year it’s Christmas music in the firing line. I love and I hate Christmas music. I love carols (well, most of them), and a small selection of other seasonal pieces (mainly … Continue reading
Star of wonder, star of night… It’s a seasonal staple of carols, Christmas cards and nativity plays but what was the Star of Bethlehem? Astronomical fact or pious fiction, theological symbolism or astrological sign, or simply an inexplicable supernatural event? Matthew’s star … Continue reading
In the last ‘Questioning Christmas’ post I was looking at the differences between Matthew’s and Luke’s birth narratives. This time I’d like to look at one of the main miraculous elements of the story, which is also one of the … Continue reading
The annual festive season is well and truly upon us, so it’s probably a reasonable time to ask ourselves what we’re really celebrating and why. As we dust off the crib and the figurines of Mary, Joseph and baby Jesus … Continue reading