Grace Upon Grace
Ministry Minded
Holiday odds and ends, and the one-way love of Christmas.

Holiday odds and ends, and the one-way love of Christmas.

In this episode, I reflect on the holiday season and welcome the New Year by talking through a myriad of holiday-themed articles I’ve been chewing on recently, each of which serve to remind us of the one-way love of Christmas.


O Come All Ye Faithful, Except When Christmas Falls on a Sunday,” Ruth Graham

There Is No Mary Problem in ‘It’s a Wonderful Life’,” Clare Coffey

Link by Link, Yard by Yard,” Samuel D. James

Christmas From Below,” John T. Pless

The Child Who Came Among Us,” Stephen Freeman

Grace: So Much More Than You Know and So Much Better Than You Think, Brad J. Gray


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Intro music: “Explorers (Instrumental Version)” by The Midnight, The Midnight Music LLC, 2018.

Ad music: “Coffee Stains” by Finley, licensed under CC BY 4.0.