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What Are You Singing: I Saw Three Ships Come Sailing In
Originally Posted: 12/21/2012 - 10:55am | Type: Blog

This Christmas I hope those “three ships” will sail toward the light of my Advent candles. And that I’m ready to receive the treasures they bear. One carol I’ve been humming this ...

What Are You Singing: What Child Is This / Child of the Poor
Originally Posted: 01/02/2013 - 10:43am | Type: Blog

When Jesus says “Whenever you did for the least of these” many years after his birth in a manger, maybe we’re supposed to take his words somewhat literally: Jesus lived without shelter and clothes. He was hung ...

What Are You Singing: Do You Hear What I Hear?
Originally Posted: 12/20/2012 - 12:11pm | Type: Blog

Rather than a subversive message about the twisting of the Gospel, “Do You Hear What I Hear” was actually a call for peace during the turbulence of the 1960s. Whoops. I was joki ...

What Are You Singing: O Little Town of Bethlehem
Originally Posted: 12/20/2012 - 9:50am | Type: Blog

One question I am left with as I think about Bethlehem and the places surrounding it this Christmas is What would Jesus have to say about this conflict? I don’t know about you, bu ...

What Are You Singing: Good King Wenceslas
Originally Posted: 12/17/2012 - 3:37pm | Type: Blog

There is a season for researching, debating, and discussing ways to end poverty and hunger once and for all. But this is not that season. When I go home for Christmas, I always en ...

What Are You Singing: Joy to the World
Originally Posted: 12/10/2012 - 12:00pm | Type: Blog

This song is full of creation references. Earth is receiving her king, and nature is singing with gusto. I’ve been really lucky this month to hear some of my co-workers’ refle ...

What Are You Singing: O! Holy Night
Originally Posted: 12/10/2012 - 11:57am | Type: Blog

As I was washing dishes, belting out my favorite version of “O! Holy Night,” I was suddenly struck with the thought What am I singing? I can remember hearing several times as a mi ...

Hit the Hallelujah Button: Hallelukulelejah!
Originally Posted: 12/14/2011 - 3:06pm | Type: Blog

Each day leading until Christmas we will post a different video rendition of the "Hallelujah Chorus" for your holiday enjoyment and edification. Today we bid you a heartfelt Hallelukulelejah! ...

Great Expectations: Obama, Bieber and Baby Jesus
Originally Posted: 12/12/2011 - 12:50pm | Type: Blog

President Obama spent Sunday reflecting on and celebrating the holy Incarnation — at church, at a children's hospital and at a concert with teen superstar Justin Bieber. The Baby Jesus has had stranger be ...