Rethinking the Angelic Choir examines the words of scripture carefully and challenges our notion of the angels that announced the birth of Jesus to the shepherds. The first thing angels always say when they appear in full glory to human beings is “Do not be afraid.” If they were beautiful women in choir robes, why would people tremble in fear?
Santa Claus Has Not Sold Out suggests that Santa has not become commercialized, but rather our American image of Santa is the product of commercialism. He wears a red and white suit because of those early 20th century Coca-Cola ads, and comes down the chimney because of department store Santas standing on the roof.
Christmas Card Theology is from last year, and begs the question what do we learn from the pictures on the Christmas cards we send? There are several things besides the fact that angels are beautiful women with long blonde hair.
All of the posts for Christmas and Advent are listed under the tag in the categories list, but these are a few of my favorites.