Hymnology: Away in a manger

I’m going to level with you right of the bat: I’m not a fan of Away in a manger. It’s too romanticised, too cute for me. I think I did like it as a child, but as an adult – not so much. However, I have an issue with the carol itself which is beyond…

Happy Christmas

I’d just like to wish all my loyal blog readers a happy Christmas. May it be peaceful and refreshing and full of good cheer! This term at college I am going to be studying the book of Hebrews, which talks a lot about the supremacy of Christ. I’d like to quote from the opening verses,…

Happy Christmas

I did say a few days ago I’d try and post again before Christmas. I was planning to write something intelligent and profound, but – well, actually, given it’s me you may be waiting a long time for that! I just wanted to post up a quick “Happy Christmas” to you. At our carol service…

Christmas Carols

I was originally intending to write a little light-hearted ‘review’ of some Christmas Carol lyrics here, but somewhat ran out of steam. Instead, I just wanted to post one or two thoughts about the Christmas Carols which many people (in this country at least) sing year on year. We’ve been to a carol service this…