Tag: Christmas

  • Everybody gets a part

    The ‘tradition’ in one of my church’s has been to have a Christingle service on Christmas Eve. I’ve nothing against them, but I wanted to do something different this year. Relying on last year’s example of a good number of visitors, I decided that I was going to have a nativity play – where (almost) […]

  • Merry Christmas

    May you all have a blessed Christmas, full of love and grace and great celebrations.

  • The Nativity

    There’s been plenty of chat on Facebook and on blogs about the new dramatisation of the nativity on the BBC. I’ve seen the first two and have been pleasantly surprised. Obviously it’s highly speculative, but in seeking to tell the human story behind the events so well-known to Christians, it has, I think, brought a […]

  • Oh what a mystery I see

    I’ve heard many conversations this advent about the ‘real’ Christmas story. I don’t know if it’s simply a fashionable trend or whether there are more people genuinely seeking answers, but it’s been surprising how many conversations there have been that including such statements as “There was no donkey!” or “It wasn’t actually a stable!” or […]

  • Myths, legends and deep understanding

    Stewart recently posted on his blog about ‘depth‘ in the Christian faith. Coincidentally, I had been reading some discussions across some other websites (here and here) about some of the misconceptions surrounding the Christmas story (and the selective reporting of what was said). The two seem to come together in my mind and chime with […]

  • Christianophobia

    Interesting to see someone in government speaking out against the ‘pc’ brigade. BBC NEWS | Politics | Christianophobia warning from MP And along the same lines: BBC NEWS | Magazine | Reindeer Ralph supplants Nativity In the second report it’s interesting to note that it’s not other faiths who have a problem with Christmas or […]