Category Archives: Nativity Story

Merry Kitschmas – Meat Nativities

I haven’t posted anything on kitsch lately (that’s the understatement of the year!), but when I saw these tasty nativity scenes I just had to post them. Perhaps they were inspired by Lady Gaga’s meat dress. Who knows?! This one … Continue reading

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Christmas According to John, Part 2

[Merry Christmas everyone! This is the second part of a Christmas sermon presented here with only minor editing. The first post may be found here] John’s Metaphysical Manger (John 1) The second passage I want to direct our attention to … Continue reading

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Christmas According to John, Part 1

[Since I am going to be quite busy the two days with family, church, and preparing a turkey dinner for twenty people, I thought I would post some more informal Christmas meditations. The next couple posts are made up of … Continue reading

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‘Tis the Season to be Tacky: Jesus Junk and Christian Kitsch 8 – Merry Kitschmas!

‘Tis the Season to be Tacky… that’s right, the Kitschmas season is upon us and its time for another installment of Jesus Junk and Christian Kitsch highlighting the degradation, commercialization, and trivialization of Christmas. This post is part of an … Continue reading

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January (December?) SBL Forum is Online

The December 2006 edition SBL Forum is online — at least I think it is the December edition. It says it is the January 2007 Forum, but it’s still December and there hasn’t been a December Forum yet. Furthermore, in … Continue reading

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The Nativity: History of Mary in the Cinema

I haven’t seen The Nativity Story yet, though I am hoping to see it this weekend. I may post my impressions of the film after I view it, though there is an incredible amount of reflection and reviews of the … Continue reading

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The Christmas (His)Story

Ever wonder about the historical accuracy of the Nativity Story? There are a couple recent news articles on this very topic. Most recently, Yahoo!News issued a press release on the topic (“Professor Shows Accuracy of Bible’s Christmas Story, Debunks Popular … Continue reading

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