The proximity of the divine and human natures (Mondays with MacDonald)

And now the day draws nigh when Christ was born; The day that showed how like to God himself Man had been made, since God could be revealed By one that was a man with men, and still Was one with God the Father; that men might By drawing nigh to him draw nigh to […]

Monday, December 24th, 2012

Mondays with MacDonald (a Christmas carol)

A Christmas Carol for 1862, the Year of the Trouble in Lancashire by George MacDonald The skies are pale, the trees are stiff, The earth is dull and old; The frost is glittering as if The very sun were cold. And hunger fell is joined with frost, To make men thin and wan: Come, babe, […]

Monday, December 20th, 2010

What Christmas means, birth narratives aside

I love the sights, sounds, and smells of Christmas. My enjoyment of the season has grown even more since having children to share these joys with. The nativity plays, the extra desserts, the nighttime drives through the neighborhood to look at the Christmas lights, and the beautiful carols and spiritual songs all excite me. But […]

Friday, December 17th, 2010