At the first Christmas, the angels proclaimed, 'Peace on earth.' Just-war and pacifist Christians together can make it happen.
The Nativity Story
The real achievement of 'The Nativity Story' is its portrayal of Joseph.
Realistic sights and sounds help this movie to stand out from other recent superhero efforts, but it all falls apart at the script level.
Remembering Newtown and Singing Jingle Bells
The anniversary of the Newtown shooting will always coincide with Advent, with the mournful, expectant waiting for Jesus' arrival. As it should be--a recognition of this in-between space, in which the glimmer of hope breaks into the darkness, and yet the darkness still sometimes seems to be ever-present.