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Believing Our Songs at Christmas

The best spiritual practice you could perform is to spend the next year simply trying to live the implications of your favorite hymn. My friend, Edward Fudge, once said, “We all sing All To Jesus I Surrender, and we’re all lying when sing it.” While Christians have spent centuries debating hymnody, one topic left off the […]

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Christmas at St. Francis’ House

A friend of mine was walking through his neighborhood a few weeks before Christmas years ago. As he approached one house, he noticed the Nativity in the front yard. Everything was in its place; shepherds, wise men, Mary, Joseph, and manger. Only inside the manger was the baby Jesus wearing a Santa Claus hat; a […]

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The Most Dangerous Thing About Advent

A re-post and update of one of my favs from a few years back. ———————— A lot of ministers love preaching during Advent…but it’s also dangerous! For those of us in free church traditions, this is a time of year we can unapologetically turn to the lectionary and no one will give us grief about […]

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The War on Christmas

The “War On Christmas” is bogus…except that it’s not. The trouble with the War On Christmas is that there really is a war. And it really is about Christmas. It’s just not the war we hear about this time of year. It’s not the war being sold on cable television and being highlighted by purveyors […]

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