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Guilty Pleasure Christmas Singles: The Killers and Coldplay

Guilty Pleasure Christmas Singles: The Killers and Coldplay

It’s always nice when bands put their best foot forward with their Christmas singles, using them as more than just charity outlets for sub-par material. Two particularly fine examples dropped this past week, from two of the best guilty pleasure bands out there, The Killers and Coldplay. It’s worth noting that over the past five years or so, The Killers in particular have quietly built up a staggering arsenal of Christmas songs – staking their claim as modern masters of the genre, able to combine the kitsch with the religious, the fun with the existential, in a thoroughly charming way….

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Hope for Today

I’ve been thinking a lot about something that Steven Paulson said at the Mockingbird Conference a few weeks back. Referring to a correction that Martin Luther made to one of St. Augustine’s teachings, he said, “We don’t live where we love. We live where we hope.” The more I thought about it the more I discovered it was true; I cling to hope.

It is a matter of survival it seems. I cannot get through my day without some thought of what I

have to hope in. Often times I think my hope lies with…

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