“O Little Town of Bethlehem”

The backdrop of “O Little Town of Bethlehem” begins actually in Bethlehem in Israel. A young preacher, Phillips Brooks traveled to Europe and Israel in 1865. It was there on a Christmas Eve when he was slated to preach in Bethlehem that he saw a cave and some shepherds. Upon reflection of the passage in […]

We Three Kings….

Christmas is “one of those seasons” in which you either act like Scrooge or you act like the Magi. So in researching this carol it came to mind that even though Rev. John Henry Hopkins never married he always had a joyful spirit. He was also gifted beyond measure with many talents which included music […]