Christmas A

…gift” to the world and so has plenty of Advent and Christmas Day resonances. Yet in a real way this is the Christmas story for the day after Christmas, the…

1st Sunday after Christmas C

…place at Christmastime when a frantic family jets off to Paris for Christmas only to discover too late that they had left their youngest child behind. Thus Home Alone has…

Christmas 1B

…22, 2014 Sermon Starter on this text, many of us are ready to start putting away our Christmas carols on the day after Christmas. On this Sunday after Christmas, a…

Christmas 1B

…big services, concerts, and other celebrations and programs that probably accompanied the run-up to Christmas Day and then whatever special services got held on Christmas Day proper. By the time…

Christmas 1C

…place at Christmastime when a frantic family jets off to Paris for Christmas only to discover too late that they had left their youngest child behind. Thus Home Alone has…

Advent 3C

…tell us about what we now call “Christmas,” it has precious little if anything to do with being “home for Christmas.” Are you going home for Christmas? It doesn’t matter…

2nd Sunday after Christmas C

…“war on Christmas,” Colbert suggested once that maybe it really is time to take the Christ out of Christmas. Because if the real Jesus told us to love and serve…

Advent 4C

…bosses and co-workers happy. Merry Christmas, indeed! Hebrews 10:5-10 is gospel for the deeply guilty and frantically busy. It frees us to shout, “Merry Christmas!” It announces, after all, the…

Christmas 2B

…is the first Sunday of a new year and really the first Sunday in the 2014-2015 holiday season after Christmas is officially finished. For weeks now, starting well before American…

Advent 3B

God’s Christmas list, or more properly, God’s Advent will. In a world that mindlessly shouts, “Merry Christmas and Happy New Year,” we are to “rejoice always.” In a world filled…