The Cultivation of Christmas Trees

"The Cultivation of Christmas Trees", T.S. Eliot, 1954 There are several attitudes towards Christmas, Some of which we may disregard: The social, the torpid, the patently commercial, The rowdy (the pubs being open till midnight), And the childish - which is not that of the child For whom the candle is a star, and the... Continue Reading →

King of Sorrows

Of all the books I read in college one of the most valuable and one of the few that I still find myself returning to regularly is Dorothy Sayers' The Man Born to Be King, a cycle of twelve plays about the life Christ that was written and produced for BBC radio during World War II. If... Continue Reading →

Summer Playlist

As promised, here is our playlist for summer 2017. Many of the tracks are connected to our overarching purpose here in some way, shape, or form, but some are just great tunes that we stumbled across in various places. Happy jamming! From our hearts to yours, via your favorite pair of headphones.  

Summer Update

Just a quick post here to relay some of what's been going on lately! Summer has brought some exciting life changes with it, so first a report on those. Sam is going to be starting grad school at Penn State in the fall, so he and his wife Hannah have moved from the bustling metropolis... Continue Reading →

Lenten Soundtrack: Dust in the Wind

Among Protestants in America, there seems to be two dominant trends regarding the way we think about the season of Lent. One tendency is to see it as a great opportunity for spiritual gymnastics, a time to one up each other in virtuosic displays of staggering self-denial (no chocolate! no booze!) that end up being... Continue Reading →

Jesus Came From Those He Came For

The Old Testament prepares us for Christmas morning. All of it. And the New Testament opens with a genealogy (Matt. 1:1–17) that rings with significance for our lives. Jesus’s family tree isn’t simply a list of names to skim over to get to the “substance” of the gospel, nor is the story of Israel that comes before it [...]

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