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The "War on Christmas"

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If Christmas is around the corner, that means Fox News is busy ranting about the “war on Christmas.” This year, Sarah Palin has a book out on the topic and it is found on the New York Times best-seller list. The whole business about a war on Christmas illustrates some of the most acute pathologies of American religiosity.

 

"O Come Divine Messiah"

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One of my favorite Advent hymns is "O Come Divine Messiah." I was unable to find a good recording of this in English, but came across this recording in French which starts with a wonderful organ improvisation. It perfectly captures the sense of pent-up, exuberant expectation that makes this such a wonderful hymn.

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August 28-September 10, 2015

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