Preparing for Christmas: Singing Theology

“Preparing for Christmas” is a series of posts helping prepare our minds and hearts to make Christmas a time of worshipping Christ.    Today, we offer some talks by Ligon Duncan and Derek Thomas, pastors at First Presbyterian Church in Jackson, MS.  Here they explain the biblical, historical, and theological background to the best of our Christmas hymns.  Enjoy!

Derek Thomas on “ God Rest You Merry Gentlemen” (mp3)

Ligon Duncan on “Come Thou Long Expected Jesus” (mp3)

Derek Thomas on “O Little Town of Bethlehem” (mp3)

Derek Thomas on “Silent Night, Holy Night” (mp3)

Ligon Duncan on “Good Christian Men Rejoice” (mp3)

Derek Thomas on  “Away in the Manger” (mp3)

Ligon Duncan on “Hark the Herald Angels Sing” (mp3)

Derek Thomas on “It Came Upon the Midtown Clear” (mp3)

Derek Thomas on “While Shepherds Watch Their Flock By Night” (mp3)

Ligon Duncan on “Thou Who Was Rich Beyond All Splendor” (mp3)

Ligon Duncan on  “Joy to the World” (mp3)

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HT: Feeding on Christ

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