Christmas Music and the Incarnation


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The  essay from my FaithLink for Dec. 23rd–“Christmas Music and the Incarnation”—has been posted on the Ministry Matters website:

Here are links to the songs mentioned in the essay:

Is On-Demand Culture Changing Us?


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“Back in 2011, comedian Pete Holmes announced to his audience on the Conan show that he had an iPhone, adding, ‘I have Google on my phone now. . . . It’s ruining life because we know everything, but we’re not a lick smarter for it.'”

Ministry Matters has posted the essay from my latest FaithLink:

Religious Satire

Lindvall_God Mocks

I’m part of the team of writers for FaithLink,  the United Methodist Publishing House curriculum on current events and faith.  My FaithLink essay “Religious Satire” was picked up today by the Ministry Matters site.  This issue is based on Terry Lindvall’s book God Mocks:  A History of Religious Satire from the Hebrew Prophets to Stephen Colbert.  NY: New York University Press, 2015.