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The First Christmas Eve

Allen Johnson Jr. | Posted 12.14.2015 | Fifty
Allen Johnson Jr.

As a songwriter and a storyteller, I suppose it was inevitable that someday I would tell the Christmas story in song. In other words . . . write a Chr...

Female Bodies 1: Licentious Dreams

Frank Browning | Posted 11.06.2015 | Arts
Frank Browning

Bodies are everywhere this fall in France--particularly women's bodies. Suffering and Delight of 19th Century prostitution at the impressionist Musée d'Orsay. Licentious landscapes at the Luxembourg Museum. Mme Pompadour aristocratic kisses and embraces at the Louvre Lens. The first major show of Georgia O'Keefe's vaginal lilies and desert landscapes at Grenoble.

"Let Jesus Show!" A Christmas Sermon on Luke 2:1-20

Rev. Peter M. Wallace | Posted 02.22.2015 | Religion
Rev. Peter M. Wallace

The beloved author Frederick Buechner tells the story about a Christmas pageant a friend of his took part in as the rector of an Episcopal church. Buechner writes:

The Shepherd from Bethlehem Speaks

Rev. Jeff Hood | Posted 02.21.2015 | Religion
Rev. Jeff Hood

Have you ever wondered what it is like to be a shepherd? Most of the time you are bored out of your mind. I sit there and watch sheep day after day. I never wanted to be a shepherd.

CFS: Bethlehem

Laurence Hughes | Posted 02.20.2012 | Comedy
Laurence Hughes

Our suspicions were aroused when Mary, the woman claiming to be the mother, also claimed to be a virgin. (We never even asked.)

Interfaith Ironic Christmas Part II: Moses, Osiris And Orpheus

Rita Nakashima Brock, Ph. D. | Posted 05.25.2011 | Religion
Rita Nakashima Brock, Ph. D.

The right wing punditry is at it again this year, stirring up a sense of victimization by claiming there is a "war on Christmas". In fact, Christianity wouldn't exist without the eclectic collection of ideas and practices that were the diverse roots from which it grew,