Monday, December 20, 2010

Christmas Offerings Worth Your Time

Dr. Ben Witherington interprets the Gospel account of Christ's birth in a way that is at odds with many of our traditional views.  It appears that in the interest of veracity, some of our traditions are going to have to be jettisoned.  This post originally appeared last December.

Also from last December, an Arabic Christmas Carol.  The words link Christ the human being as God the creator of the universe.  From the blog His Peace Upon Us. Running time: 7:31.

From this December, Dr. Roger E. Olson posted an Arminian Advent meditation at his blog entitled "For God So Loved The World...That He Coundn't Stay Away."

Michael Novak writes on how real human liberty is grounded in the Incarnation more than in any human ideology.

Many saw on the news or the internet the video of a choir performing the Hallelujah Chorus from Handel's "Messiah" without warning at a busy food court at a mall.  Is this a creative way to remind people about the real meaning of Christmas? Or do such exercises actually reenforce America's consumer mentality? James K. A. Smith thinks the later.  Video of the performance plus Smith's comments can be found here.  This is from Dr. Smith's Fors Clavigera blog.

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