The Avett Brothers sing Just a Closer Walk With Thee. So good.
New Saint Andrews College presents a conversation about Hip Hop, Culture, and Christianity with Jason Petty (a.k.a. Propaganda), N. D. Wilson, and Douglas Wilson.
Moderated by Darren Doane.
Love me some Propaganda.
The well-known Christmas song, What Child Is This, was written by William Chatterton Dix, an insurance company manager in Scotland in 1865. The lyrics were based upon his poem, The Manger Throne:
Like silver lamps in a distant shrine, The stars are sparkling bright The bells of the city of God ring out, For the Son of Mary is born to-night. The gloom is past and the morn at last Is coming with orient light.
Never fell melodies half so sweet As those which are filling the skies, And never a palace shone half so fair As the manger bed where our Saviour lies; No night in the year is half so dear As this which has ended our sighs.
Now a new Power has come on the earth, A match for the armies of Hell: A Child is born who shall conquer the foe, And all the spirits of wickedness quell: For Mary’s Son is the Mighty One Whom the prophets of God fortell.
The stars of heaven still shine as at first They gleamed on this wonderful night; The bells of the city of God peal out And the angels’ song still rings in the height; And love still turns where the Godhead burns Hid in flesh from fleshly sight.
Faith sees no longer the stable floor, The pavement of sapphire is there The clear light of heaven streams out to the world And the angels of God are crowding the air, And heaven and earth, through the spotless birth Are at peace on this night so fair.
I hope that your Christmas season has been worshipful and joy-filled.
If you’re looking for music for the Advent season, check out this Advent EP from our friends at Coram Deo Church Community in Omaha. It includes a single from their new, upcoming album, Swallowed Up Death.
Swallowed Up Death is due out Tuesday, January 13. For more information, visit www.cdomaha.com/music.
I have listened to God With Us from Folk Angel's album, Comfort & Joy - Christmas Songs Vol. 3, countless times over the past few weeks. It proved to be particularly impactful as I have prepared to preach on a couple of occasions during Advent.
In the video below (featuring God With Us from Comfort & Joy - Christmas Songs Vol. 3), Isaac Wimberley powerfully and accurately captures the Biblical message and tone of the Advent season.
Watch it, listen to it, and allow your sense of yearning, longing, and anticipation grow as you prepare to celebrate Christ's first coming and as you await his second.
On a side note, I highly recommend this album. Great stuff! Buy it HERE.
Okay, the title might be a bit dramatic. The post didn't change my life. But it did have a serious impact, albeit in a small way.
Think about this for a moment: How many times have you reached into your bag to grab your headphones, only to spend the next five minutes untangling them? Frustrating! It doesn't matter if they've been in there 30 seconds or 30 days, it's almost a guarantee that they will be in a knotted mess! Sometimes, if I just need my ear buds to watch a quick YouTube clip or listen to a short soundbite, I'll just give up and use them in their tangled state.
Well, everything changed a couple of months ago when I stumbled upon this post on Lifehacker. No little headphone-wrapping contraptions or pouches to buy or add to my already cluttered bag. This headphone cord wrapping technique will save you from those frustrating untangling sessions and it'll save you time in the process.
It rarely, if ever, fails me.
Stress-free music listening awaits you. Check it out!