All posts tagged "Christmas"

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    The World’s Biggest Christmas Tree Hasn’t Helped Sri Lankan Christians

    Attacks on minority faiths keep increasing in the majority-Buddhist island nation. The South Asian island nation of Sri Lanka earned its place in the Guinness Book of World Records last year with the world’s tallest artificial Christmas tree, reaching a height of 72.1 meters, or about 237 feet. The record-setting display was...

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    The Holy Ghost of Christmas Past, Present, and Future

    Our Christmas stories may be missing their most important character. Our Christmas cards, carols, and crèches delight in the characters of the Christmas story. In pageants, there are a lot of parts to go around: Mary, Joseph, and the baby Jesus; the angels, shepherds, and Magi; perhaps even Elizabeth and Zechariah, Simeon...

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    The Holy Ghost of Christmas Past, Present, and Future

    Our Christmas stories may be missing their most important character. Our Christmas cards, carols, and crèches delight in the characters of the Christmas story. In pageants, there are a lot of parts to go around: Mary, Joseph, and the baby Jesus; the angels, shepherds, and Magi; perhaps even Elizabeth and Zechariah, Simeon...

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    The World’s Biggest Christmas Tree Hasn’t Helped Sri Lankan Christians

    Attacks on minority faiths keep increasing in the majority-Buddhist island nation. The South Asian island nation of Sri Lanka earned its place in the Guinness Book of World Records last year with the world’s tallest artificial Christmas tree, reaching a height of 72.1 meters, or about 237 feet. The record-setting display was...

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    The World’s Biggest Christmas Tree Hasn’t Helped Sri Lankan Christians

    Attacks on minority faiths keep increasing in the majority-Buddhist island nation. The South Asian island nation of Sri Lanka earned its place in the Guinness Book of World Records last year with the world’s tallest artificial Christmas tree, reaching a height of 72.1 meters, or about 237 feet. The record-setting display was...

  • Church Post
    The World’s Biggest Christmas Tree Hasn’t Helped Sri Lankan Christians

    Attacks on minority faiths keep increasing in the majority-Buddhist island nation. The South Asian island nation of Sri Lanka earned its place in the Guinness Book of World Records last year with the world’s tallest artificial Christmas tree, reaching a height of 72.1 meters, or about 237 feet. The record-setting display was...

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    The Holy Ghost of Christmas Past, Present, and Future

    Our Christmas stories may be missing their most important character. Our Christmas cards, carols, and crèches delight in the characters of the Christmas story. In pageants, there are a lot of parts to go around: Mary, Joseph, and the baby Jesus; the angels, shepherds, and Magi; perhaps even Elizabeth and Zechariah, Simeon...

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    The Holy Ghost of Christmas Past, Present, and Future

    Our Christmas stories may be missing their most important character. Our Christmas cards, carols, and crèches delight in the characters of the Christmas story. In pageants, there are a lot of parts to go around: Mary, Joseph, and the baby Jesus; the angels, shepherds, and Magi; perhaps even Elizabeth and Zechariah, Simeon...

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    God Turns Up In All the Wrong Places at Christmas

    It’s easy to miss how strange God’s ‘perfect timing’ is in the nativity story. Recently, at a Christian men’s breakfast that I wasn’t excited about attending, I was surprised to make an unlikely friend in an elderly man named John. At the age of seven, John had been evacuated on the Kindertransport...

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    Playlist: The Best New Christmas Music

    Be of good cheer: We are in a moment of theologically rich, artistically wonderful recordings. The Advent and Christmas seasons are filled with more than their share of paradoxes. We raid our basements and attics for the nostalgia of Christmases past as we scour websites to buy the latest gadgets as gifts....