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Little Big

Little Big

We’ve had this remarkable evening, year after year, on which we come together for a little while to sing songs, to pray in hopes of feeling connected, to hear a story of a little place that comes out big, of a fleeting moment that turns out to be eternal, of an event that seems insignificance in a world of big plans and big ideas and big struggles, but that becomes the beginning of the most potent, meaningful, and world-changing story of all.

Advent Devotional: God’s Real Presence

Advent Devotional: God’s Real Presence

We were not left alone to navigate the disagreements between those gifted in recognizing the workings of the Spirit and others inclined toward materialism. God knew there are doubting Thomases among us who need to see, touch, and even be touched.

No Ordinary Joe

No Ordinary Joe

What’s weird about the assertion that Joseph and others were gullible because they weren’t scientific is that the assertion ignores what we read in the Bible: Joseph was shocked by Mary’s pregnancy.

COVID Christmas and the Wilderness of Grief

COVID Christmas and the Wilderness of Grief

The present moment finds us still in the midst of an ongoing global pandemic. We face the harsh reality that the world as we once knew it has indeed already passed. We remain unsure of what or when the world to come will arrive.  And so we now live within a liminal space between the “what was” and the “next….” How, then, are we to navigate our present circumstances as people of faith?  By entering into the wilderness of grief.

Prepare the Way for a COVID Christmas

Prepare the Way for a COVID Christmas

If you are anything like me, you are feeling a general uneasiness as we enter Advent. We’re still isolated and beginning to ponder the likelihood of a virtual (or at least socially distanced) Christmas Eve. How can we remember when we are not gathered, telling the stories of young Mary and John the Baptist? What is lost when we don’t light candles and sing Silent Night, Holy Night?