"Do not make Mary of stone," Martin Luther said to his congregation in a famous Christmas sermon. Here is a portion of that inspiring sermon.
Christmas, Then and Always Past and future come together this night, Forgotten, forgiven, by Love's pure light, Bowing before this loved, unknown stranger, Wrapped now in cloth, asleep in the manger. A promise fulfilled, for all who feel lost, Sin’s firm grip to be unbound by the cross. God's beloved Son, begotten before time, Now…
What does Christmas mean for those worshiping at church, but in ways limited by this pandemic? The same as it has always meant, and more. Here is my sermon for those able to worship in person with us this Christmas Eve.
What does Christmas mean for those worshiping at home this year? The same as it has always meant, and more. Here is my sermon for our online Christmas Eve Service.
Here are two poems by Madeleine L'Engle to share with you for Christmas as part of my ongoing series of "Poems, Prayers, Psalms, and Promises."
When life doesn't go as planned, we can learn from Mary how to respond faithfully. Here is my sermon on the Annunciation, Luke 1:26-38.
I thought I'd try something new on this blog and share some of my favorite quotes. Here is a great quote from Charles Dickens, and a favorite picture of mine from my first child's first Christmas.
In this bleak midwinter in which we find ourselves, I thought I would share a few reflections inspired by this beautiful poem and beloved Christmas carol, "In the Bleak Midwinter."
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.