The latest issue of The Australian Church Record, number 1912, December 2013, has been released.
From the editorial – Christmas Again? The Appearance Beyond All Appearances
“Those who love to celebrate love to celebrate Christmas. For all kinds of reasons, but all of them good: family, food, fun, gift giving – or gift receiving. The Scrooges among us will find some damper to put on the rest of us: consumerism purportedly running rampant, a time of loneliness or grief for some, family tension for others, perhaps too much Santa and not enough Christ. What is the ‘true meaning’ of Christmas?, they grumble…”