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Finding the Humble King

Joanna Pawlisch reviews Babushka: A Classic Folk Tale for Christmas, The Christmas Swallow, and Papa Panov’s Special Day: A Classic Folk Tale for Christmas.

What Do Christians Make of Secular Christmas Ads?

I’m one of those people who thinks he doesn’t really enjoy all the secular, cheesy, mass-produced holiday frivolity. I’m a serious person, after all,...

Advent: Gearing Up For All Twelve Days

A former Roman Catholic student preparing to become an Episcopal priest recently asked me why we retain the Twelve Days of Christmas as Anglicans, but...

Is There Really a Secular Christmas?

By Timothy P. O’Malley A virtuous grumpiness has overtaken a certain kind of Christian. At least, we imagine that it’s virtuous. While the rest of the...

The Moving Feasts of Christmas and Epiphany

By Matthew S. C. Olver The ways of numbering and counting and commemorating the days of the Christmas and Epiphany seasons are enough to leave...

Inns and Stables

I wrote an article recently about the “Poverty of Jesus,” responding to a few blog posts written by Ian Paul, which have come out regularly...

A Christmas without war: Power and hope at the end of Christmastide

By Esau McCaulley This year there was a noticeable lack of emotion related to the supposed “War on Christmas.” We all know that “war” might...

Mary’s Little Lion-Lamb

By Clint Wilson Mary had a little lamb, His fleece was white as snow, And everywhere that Mary went, The lamb was sure to go. Perhaps you remember these...

The Blood and the Name

By Timothy P. O’Malley On the eighth day after his birth, before receiving the “name above all names” (Phil. 2:9), Jesus was circumcised. The temptation is...

Awaiting a Superhero

By Emily Hylden On the way to school this past month, my four-year-old told me, sadly and gravely, that there were no real superheroes. His...

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