Christmas Hymns–Revised

One of the downsides of a theological education (and/or an overactive theological imagination) is an inability to sing some favorite old hymns with naive gusto. During this Christmas season in particular, we simply know too much about the biblical story (and the reality of childbirth and babies in general) to fully believe all of the…

New & Improved Christmas Carols

It’s my day for a humor column over with the Rev. Gals. Pop on over if you’d like to see some historically accurate versions of favorite Christmas carols and some theologically diverse renditions of “Joy to the World.”

Christmas Eve Service

I’ve just posted the Christmas Eve liturgy we’ll be using at Peace Mennonite this year. It’s basically scriptures and hymns–like we do every year. But I’ve been absorbing inspiration from lots of my pastor-blogger friends and wanted to do something a little bit different. So thanks to Marci Glass for suggesting the song “Better Day”…