Advent 1C

…I suppose it’s this way every year but at this moment late in the year 2015, it certainly looks as though we will be celebrating Advent and Christmas this year…

Advent 1B

…Sunday in Advent brings us straight to a text that points forward to a great and coming day when all the lights will go . . . out. Try turning…

Advent 2B

…Isaiah from centuries and centuries earlier. And in this Advent Season, not a few people would want to object as vigorously as any five-year-old hearing a fractured version of “Goldilocks…

Advent 2A

…on the role of the church in these troubled times. The question is, how many congregations this Advent will really make room for John the Baptist’s preparing of the way….

Advent 3A

…whole thing to the anti-Christmas powers. Yet in this Third Sunday in Advent reading from Matthew 11, we actually encounter a text that casts something of a doubt-filled pall and…

Advent 2C

…transformation that taps into what C.S. Lewis called “the deep magic of the universe,” then those are the places to go. In Advent, as perhaps at most any time of…

Advent 1A

…my eyes open, be the best person I can be, and wait. And watch. With hope. Note: Our specific Advent and Christmas Resource page is now available for you to…

Advent 3C

…and Friday afternoon. Advent has become such a “special” time of the year that preachers and those who listen to preachers alike can too easily forget that this ostensibly special…

Advent 4C

…earth. Mary could see it clear as day. The Advent question that is so properly bracing for all of us as Christmas comes once again five days after this Fourth…

Advent 4A

…he never looks away from you. He can’t. His name says it all. Note: Our specific Advent and Christmas Resource page is now available for you to check out sample…