Tag Archives: Christmas

Music that Writes Culture, Part 7

I mentioned earlier that years ago I had a “revelation” when I was singing this hymn. This was the stanza that startled me. There is an imperative here, “No more let sins and sorrows grow!”  How far?  “As far as … Continue reading

Posted in Art, Economy, Language, Music, Science | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Music that Writes Culture, Part 1

On December 10th, I wrote a blog entitled Joy to the World as the beginning of my reflections on the Advent season. Since then I have done more reflection on this wonderful hymn and I wanted to share some of … Continue reading

Posted in Art, Church, Language, Music | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , | 2 Comments

A Messy Christmas

“[The shepherds] hurried off and found Mary and Joseph, and the baby, who was lying in the manger. . . But Mary treasured up all these things and pondered them in her heart.”  – Luke 2:16, 19 When my wife … Continue reading

Posted in Uncategorized | Tagged , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Joy to the World!

Lately, I have been reflecting on this Advent season.  Those who have bowed to Christ as Lord and Savior know that we are celebrating the birth of the Messiah, the Consolation of Israel.  This Jesus is not merely my personal … Continue reading

Posted in Development, Economy, Poverty | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment