John M. Buchanan ponders life in the church and the challenges of leadership
Prescott Pym, licensed under Creative Commons
I don't much like the days and weeks after Christmas. Christmas takes so long to get here, with preparations and anticipation building from mid-November on. And then, sometime during the day of December 25, it all collapses.
When the church was under siege, passing the peace was important to members meeting in secret. Today, it’s a part of the service I dread.
We've been told that millennials are selfish, greedy and narcissistic. But the young adults I know don't fit this stereotype.
The miracle of love is that the more you love, the more alive you are. Keeping Christmas is believing in the transforming power of love.
I have come to understand that incarnation says at least as much about the world, nature and humankind as it does about God.
John M. Buchanan is editor and publisher of the Century.
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