Christmas A

…with honor and are only too happy if our child gets to dress up as a shepherd for a Christmas program at school or church. But even at that time,…

Christmas 1B

…together “an account of the things that have been fulfilled among us” (Luke 1:1) he meant business! And so in this lection for the Sunday after Christmas we find the…

1st Sunday after Christmas C

…takes 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…

Advent 3C

…a tired truth but a real truth nonetheless that the Christmas season has become clogged and clotted with saccharine sentimentality, with more vapid forced coziness than you could shake a…

2nd Sunday after Christmas C

…Sunday of a new year with Christmas now officially past us by about a week-and-a-half. For weeks now, starting well before American Thanksgiving even, it’s been all Jesus, all the…

Advent 3B

…We often connect much of the Christmas season to happiness. God’s people love to sing, “Joy to the World.” We decorate our homes, stores and communities with bright lights….

Advent 3A

…Last year it was the cups at Starbucks. But every year somebody finds something by which to allege that a coordinated war is being waged on Christmas. Last year…

1st Sunday after Christmas A

…the Gospel Lectionary, then they will get jolted by a story about dead babies. Happy New Year! But wait, wasn’t it just Christmas seven days ago? Didn’t we all just…

Advent 2A

…Of course, the problem is that many people even in the pews of our churches see no paradoxes at all. Christmas is as straightforward a holiday as they come. Starting…

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…