From here. 1. Acknowledge that the public reading of the Scriptures is important. 2. See for yourself how interpretation and verbal nuances makes a difference. 3. Make sure you understand the meaning of the passage. 4. Become comfortable with expressing a wide range of emotions. 5. Read some children’s book aloud. 6. Use the very …

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Wife and husband Jill Phillips and Andy Gullahorn’s Christmas album, Christmas, features some classic carols, a new tune for an old hymn, and a few interesting additions, including the thought-provoking I Will Find A Way, but a fun highlight is a whimsical version of Baby, It’s Cold Outside that completely subverts the original by playfully …

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One of the reasons I do like this time of year is because folk who don’t want to give Christianity the time of day will be crooning away to the essence of the Christian Gospel at various times through the month. That’s why I introduce new songs and different arrangements very sparingly this time of …

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This article by Mark Lukach is achingly poignant and is suffused with gentle hope. He writes about life with his wife (married for three years) through her suddenly experienced psychotic break and the following time of recovery. Fear and hope, distance and intimacy, despair and encouragement and the return to a less intense and, in …

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Each day until Christmas I’ll feature a song from a Christmas album. Nathan Clark George’s 2006 album, A Midwinter’s Eve features some gently acoustic guitar driven renditions of favourite carols. The album features some carols from the German tradition. Lo, How A Rose E’er Blooming was one I did not know. The version used seems …

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An abiding childhood memory is the recitation from Luke’s Gospel by the character Linus in the animated television special A Charlie Brown Christmas. It almost never happened. This article reveals how Charlie Brown’s creator, Charles Schulz was opposed at virtually every step of the process of creating the special by television executives, who, even in …

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