But he was pierced for our transgressions, he was crushed for our iniquities; the punishment that brought us peace was on him, and by his wounds we are healed. (Is 53:5) There’s so much pressure on us during Christmas—pressure to spend time with family, pressure to spend spend spend, pressure to feel happy and full… Read More Merry Christmas!
Christmas is an incredibly nostalgic holiday for many of us, carrying those emotions in whenever the season rolls around. Because it happens yearly, it can be a time for us to remember the past, whether happy or sad. In our memories, we can reflect on how our attitudes and positions in life have changed over… Read More The 12 Days of Christmas Anime, Day 11: Angel Beats!
The Ancient Magus Bride has a absolutely beautiful holiday arc. Why is the spirit of Christmas such a beautiful backdrop to highlight intricate relationships? Episodes 16 and 17 of the Ancient Magus Bride gives us some insight to what is so fascinating about human connection during the holiday season. What stands out most to me… Read More 12 Days of Christmas Anime, Day 10: The Ancient Magus Bride
During this time of year, sources secular and religious alike encourage us to keep the “Christmas spirit” during the season, but that statement almost feels like a platitude, becoming as much a part of the season as the things it rails against, like commercialism and so forth. And maybe that’s why I feel like Charlie… Read More 12 Days of Christmas Anime, Day 8: ReLIFE
ToraDora, rather than getting one Christmas episode, gets 3. In my opinion, these 3 episodes are some of the most emotionally riveting episodes. From Yusaku’s confession revealing to Taiga that he likes Sumire, to Taiga’s heart wrenching realization of her feelings for Ryuuji, to Minori’s rejection of Ryuuji. Romance isn’t going well on any front,… Read More 12 Days of Christmas Anime, Day 7: ToraDora
It’s almost here! Christmas is coming soon, and all the festivities of the holiday season are upon us. To me, I really enjoy it since you see most people getting into it at the same time. Whether it’s decorating a tree, hanging lights, buying gifts, or looking for anime or video game related Christmas figures… Read More 12 Days of Christmas Anime, Day 6: Wotakoi
Hey…I’ve got a secret to tell you. You can’t tell ANYONE. It might literally DESTROY anyone you tell it to. In fact…it might destroy YOU. But I’ll tell you anyway. … Okay, here goes: SANTA CLAUS DOES NOT EXIST. — Broaching the topic of Santa’s existence, especially with kids, can be tricky. Kagura and Tomo… Read More 12 Days of Christmas Anime, Day 5: Azumanga Daioh
What does the lowly birth of Christ in a manger have to do with season three of Attack on Titan, and especially that scoundrel, Kenny Ackerman? Far more than you could possibly imagine. Join Matthew of Team Anchester as he prepares us for Christmas by explaining an unexpected connection. Here’s this week’s CQ (Cast Question):… Read More TangleCast 43: A Very Merry Attack on Titan Christmas
What’s your Christmas Day like? The thing about Christmas is that unlike Thanksgiving, which is specific to America and features so many of the same rituals in households across the country, Christmas crosses borders, languages, cultures, and customs. There are certainly foods and rituals we associate with it, but differences abound—your neighbor might celebrate the… Read More 12 Days of Christmas Anime, Day 3: Yuru Camp
Christmas is a fun holiday celebrated joyfully by Christians and non-Christians alike for the fun and togetherness it brings. This time of year helps us feel closer together as we come together during Christmas and New Years. We see this form of family and friendship togetherness in the Christmas customs around the world. In the… Read More 12 Days of Christmas Anime, Day 2: I Can’t Understand What My Husband is Saying