First Sunday of Advent
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Don’t tell my Pentecostal mom, but I pray the Hail Mary
My Grandma Violet was the black sheep of our family. I think of her when I pray.
Yanking out the tablecloth (Advent 1B; Mark 13:24-37)
Advent amid the rubble of 2020
November 29, Advent 1B (Mark 13:24-37)
In Advent, we expect the unexpected.
God's face shines (Isaiah 7:10-16; Psalm 80:1-7, 17-19)
Can we sense the Holy Spirit’s presence as God’s face shining upon us?
Signs in the fiery California sky
Climate science is apocalyptic: it reveals fundamental truths.
What do we expect? (Isaiah 64:1-9)
During Advent, the cry of Isaiah should be our cry.
December 3, Advent 1B (Mark 13:24-37)
The Gospel reading speaks of the world ending. For some people in the pews, it is.
Sunday, January 11, 2015: Mark 1:4-11
I eschew the danger of the river, but I know that it is where God leads me.
by Diane Roth
Sunday, November 30, 2014: Isaiah 64:1-9; 1 Corinthians 1:3-9; Mark 13:24-37
No one likes the thought of an angry God. It's hard enough to deal with an angry person.
Christmas music, Advent words
I entered parish ministry with a fair amount of idealism, particularly liturgical idealism. Inconveniently, the liturgical proclivities I picked up in seminary were not especially popular with my first congregation.
This became clear as a sleigh bell during our first Advent season together.
Gifts already received
Patience is not one of my virtues, as those closest to me know. I want answers now, clarity now, unresolved issues settled now, anxiety lifted now.
Sunday, November 27, 2011: 1 Corinthians 1:3-9
Bring it on, commerce.
Enriched in every way
Worth the wait: Isaiah 64:1-9
Isaiah refuses to pretend anymore.
First Sunday of Advent (Isaiah 64:1-9; 1 Corinthians 1:3-9)
The preacher must remind those who feel worthless already that Isaiah is not trying to make them feel worse.
Advent alchemy: Isaiah 64:1-9
What is the need for which I need Jesus to come?