By Beregond (aka Christopher Woods), November 14, 2017 Word count: 1268 Rating: G Summary: An essay on the importance of Advent, from both Eastern and Western perspectives Bilbo Baggins, that renowned hobbit of old, once said that he felt stretched, like too little butter spread across too much bread. No one would ever enjoy such... Continue Reading →
"Captain, I am indeed aware that Christmas, which Christians celebrate as the birth of Jesus Christ, is three months away. Hardly 'around the corner', might I add?"
"Surely, everyone has heard the story of the symbolism of the Advent candles: hope, love, joy, and peace. These virtues are also reflected in The Lord of the Rings as well as other Tolkien works."
In December of 1919, troops were still coming home from the First World War. Some wouldn’t be back for several years.
AN ORDINARY CHRISTMAS: REFLECTIONS ON THE GOSPEL OF LUKE’S NATIVITY NARRATIVE By James Gill, December 22, 2016 Word Count: 699 Rating: G Summary: An article about the nativity story, as told in the Gospel of Luke. One of the things that strikes me most about Luke’s account of the birth of Christ, and events surrounding... Continue Reading →
EVERGREEN: THE ORIGINS OF THE MODERN CHRISTMAS TREE By Matthew Hill-Spur, December 21, 2016 Word Count: 561 Rating: G Summary: An article on the history of the Christmas tree. It is difficult to imagine Christmas without a Christmas tree. It is one of the most vivid and recognisable symbols of this festive time of year.... Continue Reading →