Tag: Christmas

Christian Feminist Podcast Episode #137: Christmas Foodways

Stream or download this episode. Alexis Neal and Laurie Norris discuss holiday food traditions. INTRODUCTIONS KNOWING Foodways defined Personal experiences with foodways Foodways in literature, film, or television READING “Reclaiming the Magical Herstory of Food” (Gather Victoria) Food as an expression of love Food as presence Food as presents Caveats Food as an expression of…

Jesus in the Far East: A Review of The Revelation of the Magi for HarperOne

Revelation of the Magi: The Lost Tale of the Wise Men’s Journey to Bethlehem Translated by Brent Landau 157pp.  HarperOne.  $22.99 When I discovered Midrash as an undergraduate Bible minor, I was immediately fascinated. The Rabbinic practice of expanding upon the Biblical text, providing details and linking characters based on linguistic connections (the old Rabbis…

The Christian Humanist Podcast, Episode #36: The Incarnation

Merry Christmas from The Christian Humanist Podcast! Our introductory narration is, as you may have guessed, from the 1977 Rankin-Bass Christmas classic Nestor the Long-Eared Christmas Donkey. The song is Bill Mallonee’s “Sing Angel Choirs,” as world-weary but pious a Christmas carol as you’re likely ever to hear. It plays through at the end, and…

Link Elephants on Parade

How Moby-Dick prefigures Nietzsche. Alasdair Macintyre criticizes Research-I universities for not really being universities. Jay Bennet, Super-Calvinist, says, “Get the Christ out of Christmas!” A Message from your University President (parody or prophecy?) James K.A. Smith on the Secularization of Thanksgiving (a couple weeks late) John Milbank connects the secular, mediation, and the global Pentecostal…