New today: An ID card turns strangers into neighbors, John's prologue and God's rejected children, the 15 most-read Tribal Church posts

January 5, 2016

Daily lectionary readings: Isaiah 60:1-6; Psalm 72:1-7, 10-14Ephesians 3:1-12Matthew 2:1-12

Saints, commemorations, and other witnesses from the cloud: André Bessette (Catholic calendar), Honoratus, Abo of Tiflis, Berengar of Tours, Raymond of PenyafortW. Francis McBeth, George Weber, Nelson Ned

New today from the Century

Names with faces, by Lee Hull Moses. A lack of ID caused problems for immigrants—as well as for the police who encountered them. Through a series of dialogues, a solution emerged.

John's prologue and God's rejected children, by Daniel José Camacho. Over the years, I've kept returning to John 1:10–13. These verses changed the way I saw the prologue—and my entire theology.

The most-read Tribal Church posts. Here are the 15 most-read posts of 2015 on Carol Howard Merritt's blog.


Diaspora and rootedness, by David Williams. As one who has chosen to stay where I have found myself, I struggle with the idea that the Creator of the Universe is the impetus behind our always moving to new lands in search of our calling. The cultural norm is diaspora.

The discipline of gratitude,” a poem by Donna Pucciani


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