No sweet little town of Bethlehem

As a young child, one of the first Christmas songs I learned was "O Little Town of Bethlehem." I began to think of the song as sweet but a little schmaltzy until I learned that Philips Brooks wrote the song after visiting the town itself.

A call to arms

Just the other day, I was reflecting on an influential saint of modern times, whose voluminous songbook has had considerable influence across the globe. His Christian name is Vincent Damon Furnier, but extant e... Read More...

God making room

"He was in the world, and the world came into being through him; yet the world did not know him." At the nativity, there was no room for God in the world.