No crying he makes? Yeah, right.

// “The cattle are lowing, the baby awakes; But little Lord Jesus ..."

Written by Haydon Spenceley

Am I about to ruin my son’s Christmas?

// Santa? Or no Santa?

Written by Fiona Spence

Joseph: 4 lessons in manliness

// Ah, Christmas. Insert nostalgic remembering comment.

Written by Thomas McConaghie

Hail Mary

// 8 exceptional Marys. There's something about that name.

Written by Tomi Ajayi

Advent: the Messiah and house-buying

// 'Waiting, in some respects, is the easiest thing in the world. But, sometimes, it is extremely difficult and unsettling.'

Written by Claire Paye

Loving the least of these

// What does it mean to bless the poor this Christmas?

Written by Cat Gale

Did Coca-Cola steal Christmas?

// With the famous ad now in its 20th year, let's remember that it's not the holidays that are coming, but the Holy One.

Written by Krish Kandiah

Wait for it… Wait for it…?

// "Surely Christians should be the best celebrators during the Christmas period? After all - we know the kingdom of God...

Written by Phil Hoyle

An ode to Christmas

// A poem seemed more fitting rather than writing an academic piece on the matter.

Written by Gemma Brown

Does it really have to be all about the presents?

// Two years ago, I announced to my family that I no longer wanted them to buy Christmas presents for me.

Written by Emma Fowle

3 reasons I’m thanking God Christmas is over

// "As we head into this new year, I have a sneaky suspicion that the battle for our hearts and minds...

Written by Emily Bowerman

A survivor’s guide to Christmas carols

// Carol services are a great way to evangelise in a non-threatening way and one of the few times non-church attending...

Written by Kemi Bamgbose

The incarnation meant vulnerability

// God, the all-powerful creator of the entire universe, sent his equally magnificent Son into the world, and made him utterly vulnerable.

Written by Martin Saunders

Have a magi-cal Christmas!

// "Jesus was God's plan to rescue us from our stress; from the crazed, hysterical, complex mazes of our lives –...

Written by threads

Christmas invitation? No thanks

// I know I usually complain about how much I hate my own company, but this time, I’m happier like this.

Written by Jenny Cavendish

Visitors from beyond our world

// "What would happen if we made contact with aliens? As earth-changing as it would be, it's nothing compared to Christmas."

Written by Caleb Woodbridge

The wait of the world

// Waiting – whether it’s for a train, a change or a breakthrough – goes against our instincts.

Written by Tomi Ajayi

Christmas under siege: Let’s grow up

// "Our celebration alters the working year, dominates broadcasting, advertising, children’s expectations and the food we likely eat for months, and...

Written by Jonty Langley

O little town of Bethlehem


Written by threads

12 picks of Christmas: Swingle Singers, spoon-playing and the baby Jesus

// A bumper pick of the week chosen by some of our curators and editorial team to get you through the...

Written by threads