Posts Tagged ‘Christmas’
How do you smooth over rough edges with friends? Do you ignore it, broach the subject, etc.?
It depends on what the topic is. Next question.
OK. But it’s true. What’s the issue at stake? Sometimes, you just let it go, and sometimes you say something. If you say something, you need to use Read the rest of this entry »
Amy Biancolli: words words words words words words words
S.2943 – National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2017 includes in Section 1287, the GLOBAL ENGAGEMENT CENTER, which, some fear, will allow the government to decide what is ‘truth’
I did go at least once in the past ten years – I know the time frame because our current pastors were there. It is the one service you can go to in your pajamas, if one were to have a mind to.
Christmas is on a Sunday this year.
1960: Christmas was on a Sunday. I don’t recall what time Read the rest of this entry »
Surely, you are familiar with the Queen song Bohemian Rhapsody. Well, apparently unrelated to what would have been Freddie Mercury’s 70th birthday year, my church’s youth leader directed a version of something called Bethlehemian Rhapsody, about the birth of Jesus earlier this month.
There are a few examples of these online, always involving puppets. But the version the church kids did was a live action bit, with The Daughter playing Mary. The adult choir soloists also sang with the kids. They did a boffo job.
The lyrics start: Read the rest of this entry »
It’s been long established that the term Xmas is not an insult to Christians, but rather that the X actually represents the cross, as I’ve noted here and undoubtedly elsewhere.
This is is going to be a list of some of my favorite Xmas music NOT otherwise represented in this blog this month, with links to each. Of course, “Christmas” songs are peculiar beasts, some of which don’t even mention the holiday – Let It Snow (X3) or Jingle Bells being obvious choices. And let’s not even talk about the theological implications.
Hamildolph – Eclipse 6 (a new one for me)