Do you know why we sing carols? Where did they originate? Listen as Richard and Celia explore some of their favourite Christmas carols and what they mean to them. What memories do you have of your favourite carols?
The story of Jesus birth at Christmas is as relevant today as it has been throughout history. It goes beyond cultures, religions and political ideologies. Listen to Bishop John Henderson share how the story of Christmas is for all people, because it’s a story of love.
What Is Christmas Christmas isn’t always the bright and cheery affair found in songs or movies. Can it be merry for a family struggling through unemployment, alienation, and terminal illness? Written by Lutheran Church-Missouri Synod Pastor Wayne Palmer, What Is Christmas? conveys how this season can be a complicated and difficult time of the year. […]
The build up to Christmas can be really stressful and tiring. Buying gifts, planning holidays and family get togethers. Trying to get everything done before Christmas can be a nightmare. Listen as Richard shares how he struggles with trying to find the perfect gift for the special people in his life.
What’s Christmas like for you? Do you look forward to it or would you rather avoid it? Listen as Richard, Celia and Noel discuss the messy side of Christmas. Is it possible to still enjoy the peace, joy and hope of Christmas, even in the mess?
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Do you look forward to Christmas with anticipation? Or do you wonder if you’ll experience the peace and joy that Christmas promises? Listen as James Winderlich tells the story of one troubled family, and a stranger in the rain. In a surprising way they all experienced the true meaning of Christmas. You can experience God’s Christmas too.
The Christmas/New Year season is a great time for getting away and relaxing. But even on holidays we can still find ourselves moody and tired. Sometimes it takes a sudden surprise to turn things around.This week Trevor Keller will share the story of the welcome swallow. It was a surprise that stayed with him long after the holiday was offer.
Many people think of God as some mysterious force floating around the galaxy and entering into our lives via coincidence or miracles. The important message of Christmas is that God actually entered our world, physically, as the baby Jesus. I hope you can join us this week as Adrian Kitson explores the question “what if God was really one of us?”
Do you struggle with giving gifts at Christmas? Who do I buy for, how much should I spend, will they like what I give them? This week we’ll be discussing Christmas gift giving. Where did the idea begin? Why do we still do it? And perhaps the most important question -Have you been naughty or nice this year?