Do we assume the authority of the heavens?
Monday lectionary email, archived here on Friday.
I am less like the Magi than some members of my church are.
"What an awful story," she said. "Why would that story be in the Bible?"
When this woman heard what she thought to be true about the movement of God among us, she testified.
Can we recognize Jesus' coming as good news?
Every child is from God. Joseph gets an explicit divine promise.
What a relief it might be to middle-class America to be sent away empty.
I am grateful for John the Baptist's indictment.
We are not prepared to be judged by Matthew.
To sing of Jesus Christ in Paul's terms seems strange and grandiose and a bit out of touch with the lives of ordinary people right now.
Is Isaiah's vision of a peaceful public square a naïve hope?
God "has put all things under his feet." This includes the NFL.
Sometimes you have to struggle to a new height, away from the crowded ground level, to gain new vision.
What does Mr. Publican do once he arrives at home?
It took me a long time to accept this about myself. Eventually I even came to like it.