Category Archives: Christmas

The History Behind “Silent Night” By Ryne Reeves

This year, my home has been warmed by the sound of my 8-year-old practicing the piano. Her first recital is tomorrow, and the song she will perform is Silent Night. As it turns out, the man who wrote the words for Silent Night was … Continue reading

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The Christmas Hymn G. K. Chesterton’s Wife Gave Us By Trevin Wax

In 1917, near the end of first world war, G. K. Chesterton’s wife, Frances, wrote the song “How Far Is It to Bethlehem?” It was published in the 1928 Oxford Book of Carols. Her biographer, Nancy Carpentier Brown, explains the significance … Continue reading

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Who Was St. Nicholas? By Kevin DeYoung

The unsatisfying answer to the title of this post is that nobody knows for sure. To quote one Nicholas scholar, “We can grant a bishop of that name who had a great impact on his homeland. We can also accept … Continue reading

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To My Faithful Readers:

Wishing You A Merry Christmas and A Happy New Year!     “She will give birth to a son, and you are to give him the name Jesus, because he will save his people from their sins.” Mathew 1:21   … Continue reading

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The Gospel according to Christmas Carols

Nathan Busenitz  December 18, 2015 It’s that time of year. Turn on the radio, take a trip to the mall, or simply stroll down the aisles of the local grocery store, and you’re likely to hear songs about Jesus’ birth playing in the background. … Continue reading

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Review of A Christmas Escape

  In Anne Perry’s novella, A Christmas Escape, Charles Latterly is fleeing his grief over the death of his wife. He travels to a remote island in the Mediterranean and finds himself in the company of eclectic characters, one of … Continue reading

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Review of A New York Christmas

  In Anne Perry’s novella, A New York Christmas, Jemima Pitt accompanies a young friend from London to New York to see her safely married. But the happiness of the upcoming occasion is soon spoiled with the murder of an … Continue reading

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