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Volume 14, Issue 5:

God Rest Ye Merry Hostages:

Let Nothing You Dismay


Thema: Mary Bursting

Douglas Jones marvels at the explosion that is Christmas. Lights are futile, but necessary.

" Christmas is impossible. It can't be done. That woman won't be silent. It can't be expressed. Encapsulate all the colors, meanings, music, and history of World War II into one sentence, commas permitted. Now do it with a far more earth-shattering, far more complicated, more unspeakable event. That's the tension of Christmas."

The Supporting Cast:

Sharpening Iron: Letters to the Editor
From Us, From You

The Cretan Times: New News
Douglas Jones

Presbyterion: On Church Government
Christmas and the Church - Douglas Wilson

Musica: On Perky Tunes
Dancing With the Angels - Duck Schuler

Husbandry: For Husbands
Crown of Her Husband - Douglas Wilson

Femina: For Wives
Christmas Worldliness - Nancy Wilson

Childer: On Childrearing
Christmas and Children - Douglas Wilson

Flotsam: Jetsam
Chocolate Hot - Nathan Wilson

Tohu: Bohu
(In)Tolerance - Jared Miller

Virga: On Discipline
Confused Tactics - Matt Whiltling

Liturgia: on Worrship
Baptism and the "Real Me" - Peter Leithart

Recipio: Taking Back Culture
Big Words - Ben Merkle

Doctrine 101: Basic Christian Teaching
Eschatology and the Gospel - Patch Blakey

Historia : On History
Of Worlds and Places - Chris Schlect

Meander: A River in Greece
Thick-fingered Typing- Douglas Wilson

Ex Libris
Some Books - Woelke Leithart

Cave of Adullam: Mutterings Regnant
Rory Borealis

Eschaton: Finale
Cutural Optimism - Jack Van Deventer

Footnotes, Etc.: Where We Got All This
Our Wonderful Sources



Similitudes: Stories with a Point
Deep Waters Run Still - Douglas Wilson

"Cassiodorus walked with Andrew out to edge of the short lawn in front of his vast library, and they looked over the precipice together. The next level was about a hundred feet below where they were standing, but it was not a garden at all, but rather a deep pool of water."

Pictura: A Story, not too Long
The Widow's Mite - Douglas Wilson

" I had been in a thousand places like this. The wallpaper was a rough brown texture, with a cross-hatch pattern in it, and in the corner was a pseudo-fireplace with some pseudo-logs in it. But the gas was real, and I could feel the heat from the flames where I was sitting."

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