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 →
"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."
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 →
AND THY WORD BROKE THEIR SWORDS: THE EMPOWERING DEPTH AND DIMENSION OF CHRISTMAS By Avellina Balestri, December 9, 2016 Word Count: 1360 Rating: G Summary: An article about the depth and dimension of Christmas. There is more to Christmas than just Christ’s birth. It serves as the beginning of epic, and Advent is the... Continue Reading →