Tagged: christmas

I’m Dreaming of a Yellow Christmas

Editor’s note: During the month of December, we’ll be reposting some of our most popular Christmas-themed articles from past years. Here, Ethan Tan’s reflection on “White Christmas” from 2017. By Ethan Tan The white...

The Subversion of Advent

By Al Tizon How can a baby born during oppressed times in impoverished conditions save the world? It can’t, unless that baby is Emmanuel, God With Us! The anticipation of the birth of Emmanuel...

Belief

By Katelyn Durst   The many tunnels honeycomb me in one by one,   I become frozen in deep blue. I become noisy as a bee cloud. I become holy like a rooted tree....

Bombs Under the Christmas Tree

By Jim Baton It’s beginning to look a lot like Christmas—bombs, angry mobs, church invasions. Welcome to Indonesia. Indonesia is the world’s largest Muslim nation. Its constitution supports pluralism and commits the nation to...

Joy to the World?

By Katie Tan Christmas: a time of giving, of family, of warmth and kindness. A time of hope! And yet, I find myself floundering in despair. Aleppo. Yemen. Turkey. Berlin. Zurich. Cairo. Myanmar. DR...

A Christmas Reflection

By Elrena Evans In those days a decree went out from Emperor Augustus that all the world should be registered. This was the first registration and was taken while Quirinius was governor of Syria....

Christmas and the Gift of Refugees

Samira Izadi Page is the founder and executive director of Gateway of Grace, the largest refugee outreach in North Texas. A refugee herself, Izadi Page delights in reaching out to people who need more...

My War on “Christ”mas

by Sarah Withrow King A few years ago, on the morning of December 26, my dad got in his van to drive to the post office. As he exited his apartment complex, he snapped...