Posts Tagged ‘Christmas’

Wishing You a Messy New Year

Editor’s Note — This article, written by Linda Brendle, first appeared in 2011. We are republishing it to celebrate the New Year.   The Christmas Eve service was beautiful last night. Lights were twinkling, carols were playing, candles were burning, people were singing and smiling...
January 6th, 2014 | Essays, Featured | Read More

When Love Comes to Town (A Christmas Meditation)

When Love Comes to Town (A Christmas Meditation)
This ran last year, and we’re reposting it this Christmas. — Editors   In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God, and the Word was God . . . And the Word became flesh and lived among us (John 1:1-2, 14a). Or, as Eugene Peterson puts it, “The Word became flesh and...
December 24th, 2013 | Featured | Read More

Burnside’s “Abominable” Christmas Tradition

Burnside’s “Abominable” Christmas Tradition
It wouldn’t be Christmas around here at Burnside if we didn’t uphold our holiday tradition of re-posting “The Abominable ‘O Holy Night.’” The Abominable O Holy Night Go ahead: click on it. Feel the holiday spirit. Jordan Green, Burnside’s founder and executive...
December 23rd, 2013 | Arts, Featured, Music | Read More

Shape of Dust

Shape of Dust
The fourth Sunday of Advent And the Word became flesh and dwelt among us, and we have seen his glory, glory as of the only Son from the Father, full of grace and truth. (John 1:14) …. Who among people have eyes to see the message written in the particles of the cosmos? The heavens proclaim— Look!...
December 22nd, 2013 | Poetry | Read More

“The Gift of the Magi” by O. Henry

“The Gift of the Magi” by O. Henry
Local legend has it that William Sydney Porter sat at the second booth from the front at Healy’s, a bar today known as Pete’s Tavern, down on Irving Place in Manhattan, penning “The Gift of the Magi.” The story is said to be apocryphal, but what we do know is that on December...
December 19th, 2013 | Arts, Books, Featured | Read More

The Reject Tree

The Reject Tree
This article ran last year, and we’re resposting it this Christmas season for your enjoyment. — The Editors   The Grinch could have Christmas for all I cared. There was no need to even steal it – I would have given it to him and his sidekick dog without protest. And while we’re...
December 18th, 2013 | Featured | Read More

12 Christmas Trees That Will Blow Your Mind

12 Christmas Trees That Will Blow Your Mind
As a child, one of my favorite Christmas traditions was going to a gardening store called Willow Run in a town near where we lived in suburban New Jersey to pick out our Christmas tree. At Willow Run there was an entire room devoted to Christmas decorations. They had dozens and dozens of trees lit up...
December 17th, 2013 | Arts, Visual Arts | Read More

Mt. Gur Advent

Mt. Gur Advent
Did you say you stopped by yesterday? I ask as we ease into the turning lane. We are on our way home from church in which we strained to sing the familiar songs of the season full of longing, pregnant with hope. It is the first Sunday of Advent. Yes, she replied, I made him a Christmas tree. The blinker...
December 1st, 2013 | Poetry | Read More

When Love Comes to Town (A Christmas Meditation)

When Love Comes to Town (A Christmas Meditation)
In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God, and the Word was God . . . And the Word became flesh and lived among us (John 1:1-2, 14a). Or, as Eugene Peterson puts it, “The Word became flesh and blood, and moved into the neighborhood” (The Message). Eighteen years ago this...
December 25th, 2012 | Featured | Read More

The Abominable “O Holy Night” Redux

The Abominable “O Holy Night” Redux
We have a Christmas tradition around these parts.  Every year, we re-post Burnside’s most popular article of all time: “The Abominable ‘O Holy Night’”.  Along with the Advent Conspiracy, this insanely awful little diddy gets us in the Christmas spirit. The Abominable O...
December 24th, 2012 | Featured | Read More