Category Archives: Christmas

Two more

Ellen’s introduction:

“On the 11th day of Christmas, I channeled my inner Grinch. 🙂 Continue reading Two more

Catching up

I was very busy yesterday and did not make good on my promise to catch up on Ellen’s musical offerings, so there will be two today. Continue reading Catching up

Two Today

Ellen started this project a couple of days before I was able to figure out the technology.  I will post two selections today and tomorrow so that I can catch up by Christmas day (and the bloopers she mentions, which I dread to see and hear). Continue reading Two Today

Six of Twelve – “Hallelujah”

Ellen again:

“On the sixth day of Christmas, I’m singing one of my faves! Continue reading Six of Twelve – “Hallelujah”

Villancico Cinco

As Ellen explains:

“On the fifth day of Christmas, I sang a thing with my dad…   Continue reading Villancico Cinco

The Series Continues with “Angels We Have Heard on High”

As Ellen explains:

“On the fourth day of Christmas, my family sang to theee… Continue reading The Series Continues with “Angels We Have Heard on High”

The Third

In Ellen’s words:

“On the third day of Christmas, my family sang to theeeee….

The Cherry Tree Carol! Featuring none other than my mom on guitar. This one is not to be missed.  BEAUTIFUL!!” Continue reading The Third

Le deuxieme Moment Musical – Away in a Manger

Ellen explains:

“On the second day of Christmas, my true love gave to me…. Away in a manger!!  One of my faves. (And as is apropos to this imperfect Christmas tiding, I mistyped the title in the video.. So you get a sneak preview of another hymn we’ll be sharing later!) Continue reading Le deuxieme Moment Musical – Away in a Manger

Let us make God in our image and according to our likeness

“The chief end of [humankind] is to glorify God.”

The Westminster Shorter Catechism

Readers of the Bible will recognize the title of this entry as a paraphrase of Genesis 1:26, the statement of God’s intention to create humankind.  The paraphrase echoes a position often taken by critics of religion (Sigmund Freud, and more recently Christopher Kitchens, Richard Dawkins, and others), namely, that human beings simply project a super-human

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Christmas Prophecy

Christmas disturbs me this year.  Usually, I hear in the Christmas story the announcement that the prophetic insight encapsulated in the phrase “Immanu-el (Hebrew, “God is with us”; Isa 7:14; Matt 1:23) has found ultimate expression in the birth of a child. Christmas usually reminds me that God wants communion with human beings, created in God’s image, to such a degree that God was willing come to us as an infant child.  Christmas usually reminds me that we do not have to speculate about the character of the God, mysterious and majestic, who created the universe.  Instead, God so desires to reveal

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