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The Innocents: Luke 1:26-38

12.18.2012
As disciples of Jesus, we promise to look after the little lambs. How can we fulfill our promises if we do not stand against the powers...
How To Rejoice After Newtown Shootings

How To Rejoice After Newtown Shootings

12.17.2012
Rejoice! God is near. Rejoice! God is here, baptizing with Holy Spirit and with fire, igniting passion even in grieving hearts. That love...

A Non-Traditional Advent Story ... From Postmodern Negro

12.17.2012
Anthony Smith, a.k.a. Postmodern Negro, talks about the non-traditional Advent story in the Gospel of Mark.
Gaudete Sunday: How Can You Feel Joy After Newtown Shooting?

Gaudete Sunday: How Can You Feel Joy After Newtown Shooting?

12.16.2012
How can you feel any joy when someone decides to take their anger or pain or whatever else it was out on six- and seven-year-olds and the...
WATCH: Wm. Paul Young: Coming To Find Us

WATCH: Wm. Paul Young: Coming To Find Us

12.13.2012
"The Shack" author, Wm. Paul Young, and his thoughts on the crisis of Advent.
Shopping After A Factory Fire

Shopping After A Factory Fire

12.13.2012
The commitment of consumers and stakeholders to a more deliberate and sustained demand for safe working conditions and wage levels can...
How The Neo-Pagans Saved Advent

How The Neo-Pagans Saved Advent

12.13.2012
With their surprisingly seasonal, covertly Christian expectations of doom, contemporary neo-pagans remind us (at least this December) that...
Christmas Is Weird!

Christmas Is Weird!

12.13.2012
We're so used to it. The religious observers take it for granted and the Winter Solstice crowd keep dreaming of a White one. But for the...
Advent: Three Poems

Advent: Three Poems

12.13.2012
Just now the earth recalls His stunning visitation. Now / the earth and scattered habitants attend to what is possible: that He / of a...
On The Fiscal Cliff With John The Baptist: Luke 3:7-18

On The Fiscal Cliff With John The Baptist: Luke 3:7-18

12.12.2012
There I was, making our end-of-year donations to charities and development organizations, when I heard the voice of John the Baptist, sardonic...
The War On Advent

The War On Advent

12.11.2012
Ancient Christian saints, theologians and evangelists would be horrified that those who claim to stand for tradition have forgotten the...

Holy Days And Holidays: What Do You Believe?

12.10.2012
In this pluralistic society amid many traditions, people might ask themselves, "What do I believe?" Behind the decorations, "In whom or...

Advent: The Body Incarnated Bears New Light

12.10.2012
I remember your advent / assumed the rounded shape hope / has, how the arching / patch of whiteness you incorporated / indicated the gleam...

Preparing For Christmas

12. 6.2012
The actual message of Jesus was so urgent that we can not allow the great feast of Christmas, and its preparation in Advent, to be watered...