"This life is not a being holy but a becoming holy," Martin Luther writes. But what does that mean? In this post, I ponder what it means to become holy, and how God helps us along the way.
A child wrapped in bands of cloth and lying in a manger is a surprising sign that the Messiah had come, but a sign that teaches us what kind of Messiah he would be. Here is my sermon on Christmas Eve.
Advent may be predictable, but the Christmas story shows us that God is full of surprises! Here is my sermon on Matthew 1:18-25.
What a lovely prayer we find in Psalm 80! "Let your face shine." Here is my reflection on it, shared during last night's Advent Vespers Service.
Have you ever wondered whether Jesus really is the one? If so, you are not alone. In this Sunday's gospel reading, John the Baptist asks this very question. Here is my sermon on Matthew 11:2-11.
Here is a reflection on a psalm fit for a king, Psalm 72. This was shared during last night's Advent Vespers Service.
Today, I am thinking with gratitude of one of my spiritual mentors and heroes in the faith, Thomas Merton, who entered the Abbey of Gethsemane monastery in Kentucky on this day, December 10th, in 1941, and then died on this same day in 1968. My life of faith has been deeply influenced by this remarkable man, so here are a few thoughts that I feel led to share.
John the Baptist tells us that the best way to get ready for Christmas, and for Christ's promised return, is to change our minds. Here is my sermon on Matthew 3:1-12.
Here is a reflection on a beloved psalm, sung by countless pilgrims on the journey of faith. Let us go the house of the Lord!
Are you trying to carry the burden of Christmas? In this post, I remind myself and you to cast our burdens on the one whose birth we celebrate at Christmas.