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 2B

…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 and the Three…

Advent 3B

…stands one you do not know. There’s more gospel and Advent mystery packed into that little line than we may realize. After all, if the Son of the Living God…

Advent 1B

…Long about the time most people are switching all of their Christmas lights on to celebrate the holiday, the Gospel reading for the first Sunday in Advent brings us…

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 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 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 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 1A

Advent (Church Seasons); Hope (Christian life); Eschatology (Theological Topics); Lectionary (Preaching and Worship Practice); Sermon (Preaching and Worship Practice)Advent (Church Seasons); Peace (Virtues); Nativity (Trinity and Incarnation); Shalom (Theological…

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…