Christmas hath a darkness/Brighter than the blazing noon,/Christmas hath a chillness/Warmer than the heat of June,
The season of Christmas continues as the calendar year begins. We pray for a year of rich growth and deep delight in God’s goodness. Here is a hymn for the new year.
As we celebrate our Savior’s birth, we wish you a full and rich time of worship and joy. Enjoy this classic Christmas hymn with your friends and family. Break Forth, O Beauteous Heavenly Light Break forth, O beauteous heavenly light, and usher in the morning. O shepherds, shudder not with fright, but hear the angel’s […]
At a neighborhood Christmas party, I had a lively and stimulating conversation about some of the technical elements of filmmaking–editing, cinematography, action choreography, and the like. . . . Now, if you’ve made it this far, you’re possibly wondering why I’m talking so much about art in a column nominally about science. I think it helps to illuminate how I think about magic, and how that relates to miracles. . . .
One of my favourite Medieval, Middle-English poems (if you don’t have one you really should), is Sir Gawain and the Green Knight. It begins at a Christmas feast in King Arthur’s court. All are feasting and laughing when suddenly a giant of a man comes riding into the hall where the courtiers are feasting.