You may have experienced, as I have, the ‘big box’ Christmas prank. A huge wrapped box is presented amid a chorus of “what can it be?”, then layers of wrapping shed revealing a slightly smaller box within and then another and so on, until only a small box remains containing a not-so-impressive pair of socks.… Read More Unboxed
Every year Brent and I make a point of visiting at least a couple of churches that aren’t our own, preferably those where we don’t know people. We do this partly to keep our eyes open to the broader church, but also so that we don’t forget what it’s like to walk into a new church not knowing anyone. Having been part of churches for most of our lives, we could easily forget how it feels to be an outsider coming in!… Read More The art of church welcoming
While this carol is typically considered part of the ‘general festive carols’ red sack rather than the ‘gospel carols’ red sack, I can’t help but see symbolism in these ding-donging bells. … Read More Carol of the Bells
The Little Drummer Boy paints a fictional picture, but it’s a beautiful picture rooted in true principles of worship…… Read More Little Drummer Boy
Of course, some carols are quite obviously jolly little numbers celebrating the festive season (halls, holly, sleighs). But other carols, once you get past the over-familiarity and the archaic language, are talking about something quite remarkable…… Read More O Holy Hark!