Persuasion 118: Going Solo during the Holidays with Gina Dalfonzo

Erin and Hannah invite Gina Dalfonzo to detail the ways that we all can be more mindful about how we think about and treat those who are not married.

Wonder, Belief, and Buddy the Elf

We all long to be awed and to believe in something beyond ourselves.

The Best Senior Christmas Murder Pageant Mystery Play Ever! (CUE APPLAUSE NOW)

This Christmas, let’s step back and consider what we are inviting the world to observe.

Family Dinner and the Presence of Christ

It’s not a religious event, per se, but it buoys my spirit to love and be loved, to place myself within a tradition of ever-present love.

Christmas and The Great British Bake Off

As I contemplate the end of the The Great British Bake Off as I know it and its intersection with the end of Christmas, I can’t help but think about the challenge of the Nativity.

CAPC Magazine, December 2016: ‘What Christmas Is All About’

It’s easy to either succumb to the commercialization of the season or become overly protective—and pushy—about the Christian aspects of the holiday.

Mannheim Steamroller and Christmas Traditions

Christmas feels more like Christmas when Mannheim Steamroller is playing.

Low’s Somber Christmas Music Is Perfect for 2016’s Holiday Season

If Christmas means anything, Low seems to be saying, it has to begin by being honest about the heartache all around us.

‘Tis the Season for Self-Care

We can work ourselves to the bone trying to make this season meaningful, thereby leaching it of all its meaning.

Persuasion: The Grief That Stole Christmas, with Nancy Guthrie

Although we assume December should be full of all things merry and bright, the grief that stole Christmas Joy for so many can be found throughout the season. Nancy Guthrie joined Erin and Hannah to talk about it.

A Thrill of Hope: Why We Need Advent Right Now

The thrill of hope offered in the Advent season is just what we need to recover from this divisive election.

We Wish You a Scary Christmas: Holiday-Horror and the Glory of the Incarnation

The Christmas-horror canon uses myth and violence to re-frame and re-center our understanding of the biblical Christmas narrative.

Of Dying Kingdoms and Newborn Salvation: Resurrecting Christmas in the Poetry of T. S. Eliot

We wander on a bizarre journey, unsure of what, exactly, we are searching for, and then, Christmas.

Preparing Him Room

Christmas has come, once again, ready or not.

Listening Closer: What I Found “Away in a Manger”

“Away in a Manger” is a song about safety, but it also reminds us of Christ’s compassion for us in difficult hours and on dark roads.

Holy Relics: A Christmas Eve Candle

Centuries of waiting and longing in the time before and after the life of Christ give the season its shape.