Dear Interfaith Atheist Friends (A Christmas Explainer)

Dear Interfaith and Atheist Friends, A few days back, I was with a Muslim friend who I know well enough to joke about our faith. He said to me, “Can’t you guys do something about the decorations in the stores in October?” I said, “The truth is, we can’t. The Powers That Be have discovered […]

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Tears on the Way Home

I burst into tears on the way home from my bike ride tonight. They were unexpected tears, to be sure. And they had nothing at all to do with the ride. In fact, the ride had been great. For the fifth time this December, I took a ride in some seriously cold weather. Twenty seven […]

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Christmas In the Trenches

This week marks the 100th anniversary of the still-amazing “Christmas In the Trenches.” Even 100-years down history’s road, it’s an amazing story, and the subject of my December column for the Preston Hollow Advocate. Read it here. And here’s the way I first heard about it…the great song by John McCutcheon. Well worth your time […]

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Jesus Ruins Christmas

A Christmas song from the great David Wilcox. Basically, what would happen if you imagined that Jesus’ entry into the Temple took place during, say, this very week during Christmastime, at a shopping mall near you. Same story, really. Same. Exact. Story. Which is what makes it brilliant. Listen here: Lyrics here. Available as a […]

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Merry Christmas, Everybody

http://vimeo.com/51786712 For all the UMC drives me mad, I’m Methodist to my core, and so thankful that our church puts out messages like this during the holy-days. Merry Christmas, everybody. Related articles War on Advent (sandystrachan.wordpress.com) The REAL War Against Christmas (jaybsnyder.com) Christmas or Stressmas? (moremoneymorechoices.wordpress.com) How to have a happy holiday without spending big […]

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