But what if, in the midst of celebrating the peace of Christ through ritual and routine, we have actually neglected peace in our lives?Read more "This Christmas. Be Peace."
Joy is an ever-present reality to which we open wide our souls to receive, but it is also a remembering and a longing.Read more "The Impossibility of Joy (An Advent Reflection)"
As we approach Christmas, I have been busy working on writings and podcasts… and I want to take the opportunity to share them with you.Read more "More for Christmas…"
For if the Resurrection was God’s final and decisive victory over sin and death, then the Advent of Christ was the day the war began.Read more "Does Christmas Mean Anything Anymore?"
Is this the way life will always be? Will things ever be set right? Will there ever be peace? Will there ever be justice? Will the aching ever go away?Read more "Why I Celebrate Christmas…"
Is God just out there and distant and removed from our pain? Does God even know what this life is like and how hard it is? Does God know how unjust this world can be toward people? Does God know how people close their doors in your face when you are in desperate need? Does God know what it is like to be pushed to the edges of society without a place to lay your head? Does God know what it is like to ache and be in so much pain?Read more "Christ is Christmas (so there’s that)…"
the Incarnation…the word becoming flesh…the logos becoming flesh…the Good News of Great Joy is not on the defensive. It is on the offensive march destroying every stronghold and every work of Satan through the word, the logos, becoming flesh in Jesus Christ and through the logos becoming flesh in our own lives.Read more "merry offensive christmas…"