Merry (Early) Christmas!

It snowed it Alberta today so I thought it fitting our assignment was to dig into the divinity and humanity of Jesus in our traditional Christmas hymns. Yes, yes, I know…snow wasn’t a part of the original advent narratives. But when one lives in Canada, snow pretty much becomes a part of everything. šŸ˜€


  One thought on “Merry (Early) Christmas!

  1. Dr. Kayko
    September 20, 2017 at 1:17 pm

    Thank you, Erin. I appreciate you identifying that each hymn contains both natures. I am curious if you think that Christmas carol singers would get both of those right away, or if this something that we pick up after years of singing, or if we never quite get it unless we really think about it…

    • September 20, 2017 at 2:49 pm

      I think possibly all of the above, but I also think this is one of those ordinary times when we bring ourselves — our own Christologies — to the music and sing into it what we already believe or what we need to see. Call it confirmation bias, unconscious though it might be, but we very well might see both right away but not recognize it.

      Hmmm…how very scriptural: not recognizing what’s there for what we already believe or for what we need.

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