Some moments from the Christmas story loom large in my imagination. The shuffling of feet through Bethlehem’s darkened streets in search of lodging. A new baby, all skin creases and twitching muscles laid in a makeshift bed. Shepherds on a hillside shocked and awed by light and song. A star shining brighter than those around it.
There is also another significant moment, precluding these nativity scenes…… Read More The Beyond-ness and Within-ness of God
…We will always experience tension between busy and not, doing and being, chasing and chilling. But there is another posture that I’m keen to grow in: that of being both still and eager…… Read More Still and Eager
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!