Sunday Best: Theologians and Power, Therapeutic Christianity, Paris Graffiti

Read the full text of Pope Francis’ Christmas sermon.

Dale M. Coulter writes a defense of a certain kind of therapeutic Christianity.

Brad Lomenick shares 14 organizations he believes are worth your year-end giving.

A Christian rapper explains why Christian Hip Hop isn’t making it in New York City.

Nicholas Wolterstorff delivers lectures on theology and liturgy, linked here with helpful summaries.

Dylan Pahman explains that power tends to corrupt theologians, too.

Bill Mounce defends translations’ uses of antiquated terms like gospel.

The New York Times pauses to reflect on the manger.

Some are observing that hospice has transformed from a movement to a business.