Don’t Throw Away Your Hymnals!

Epiphany is this coming Sunday, so Christmas isn’t over yet.

Gustave Dore - The NativityIn the days leading up to Christmas, I saw quite a few friends posting a link to Peter Leithart’s fascinating blog: “How N. T. Wright Stole Christmas.” Leithart is an excellent scholar—I frequently find myself turning to his works on early Christianity—but something seemed missing in his interpretation of Christmas hymns. How could Isaac Watts, Charles Wesley, and John Keble be so misguided?

I wrote up a response, which appeared on First Things as “Don’t Let N. T. Wright Steal Christmas.”

If you missed my blog over the winter break or didn’t have time to respond, I hope you’ll take a moment to read it and share your thoughts.

Merry Christmas!

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