What Christmas Is All About

  • The Common Ground of Christmas

    It's easy to either succumb to the commercialization of the season or become overly protective—and pushy—about the Christian aspects of the holiday.

    It's easy to either succumb to the commercialization of the season or become overly protective—and pushy—about the Christian aspects of the holiday.

  • Family Dinner and the Presence of Christ

    It’s not a religious event, per se, but it buoys my spirit to love and be loved, to place myself within a tradition of ever-present love.

    It’s not a religious event, per se, but it buoys my spirit to love and be loved, to place myself within a tradition of ever-present love.

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    This Christmas, let's step back and consider what we are inviting the world to observe.

    This Christmas, let's step back and consider what we are inviting the world to observe.

  • Wonder, Belief, and Buddy the Elf

    We all long to be awed and to believe in something beyond ourselves.

    We all long to be awed and to believe in something beyond ourselves.

  • A Blue Christmas

    I find it unsurprising in myself that my Christmas joy mingles with sadness.

    I find it unsurprising in myself that my Christmas joy mingles with sadness.

  • A Christmas Eve Candle

    Centuries of waiting and longing in the time before and after the life of Christ give the season its shape.

    Centuries of waiting and longing in the time before and after the life of Christ give the season its shape.

  • Relieving the Ache of Christmas: Inviting the Heartsick In

    What would happen if we started to integrate the sadder parts of our world with the declaration that the Prince of Peace was born?

    What would happen if we started to integrate the sadder parts of our world with the declaration that the Prince of Peace was born?