The Word became flesh: Jesus – God’s foot in my door.

The Word became flesh: Jesus – God’s foot in my door.Hugh Palmer on Christmas

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The bells of Lorenzkirche after the Heiligend Abend Gottesdienst. Frohe Weihnachten!

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Good Christmas songs #3

I’ve been pretty slack with this ‘series’, but as it’s Heiligen Abend it’s worth posting another: Hope Has ComeStephen Altrogge “Hope Has Come” is an exuberant and lyrically rich celebration of the Incarnation miracle. It invites us to “join with the angel’s voices” not only lyrically, but also with its joyful rhythms—and leads us to celebrate not the song, but the Savior. A the time […]

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American Baritone Nathan Gunn on Family Guy Nathan Gunn – Cartoon Opera (via Luindriel)

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Nein! (aka, teachable moments)

If you’ve been following my blog for a little while you will have noticed that I’ve been doing a Kinderoper (Children’s Opera) recently. It has been great fun, and because it’s for the children, it has been a great help to my own German language improvement. Without going into too many details about the plot, let me give a little background to the point I […]

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Recordings from the General Probe of Kaimakan

Just discovered that there are a few recordings from the General Probe of Kaimakan (final dress rehearsal) on the Staatstheater Website. The first voice on this one is mine.

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What’s Your Workout with Nathan Gunn

What’s Your Workout with Nathan Gunn “Nathan Gunn is an opera buff – quite literally.”

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Good Christmas songs #2

Joy has dawned by Keith Getty & Stuart Townend Keith Getty and I wrote “Joy has dawned” as part of a project we’ve been working on entitled “Creed” – a collection of new hymns and songs based on the themes of the Apostles’ Creed. Keith and I both share a passion to see churches singing songs full of truth, compositions that not only express our […]

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12 Days of Christmas (via boymongoose)

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Some Christmas Carols are nonsense

The Bishop of Croydon has suggested that a number of Christmas carols are’nonsense’. I tend to agree with some of his examples. Lest I be simply critical, here is a new series of posts to celebrate advent – some great Christmas Songs On Christmas Day by Matt Osgood The incarnation is full of seeming paradoxes and contradictions – the uncontainable God contained within a stable, […]

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Facebook | Your Videos: New espresso cups [HQ] Peta got me some really cool (and coffee-geeky) double-walled espresso cups for my birthday. Here is one in action.

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Yankeediva: Perspective!

Yankeediva: Perspective! Another great post from Joyce DiDonato, mezzo-soprano extradordinaire!

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