While we're looking for escape, God comes near.
The vulnerability of the newborn Christ challenges our inclination to play God.
What exactly is it about the birth of our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ that says “tiara romance”?
As the rotating nativity spun, I kept watching Jesus.
If your secret Santa were a Century editor, here’s what you might be getting.
In chaotic times, focus on routine, ritual, and simplicity.
This time of year, our inner landscapes can seem as bleak as the outer ones.
We embrace uninitiated visitors, rowdy children, and blue jeans. Why not tears?
We found a small, wrapped box next to Jesus. Should we open it?
A new family skipped a lot of our holiday activities—and got me thinking.
If we are to understand the delivering power of Jesus’ coming and presence on the earth, we must un-domesticate the Jesus story.
We need the prophets to unmask power’s seductions.
I watched the full moon cover mundane scenes with its glow. Isn't this what Advent is about?
Christmas is a great time to resist the lure of the western Christian tradition that domesticates the story of Jesus so much so that it is no longer an unsettling force and reality in our society.