From Luke’s Gospel, chapter two, verses eight through twenty: In the same region, shepherds were staying out in the fields and keeping watch at night over their flock. Then an angel of the Lord stood before them and the glory … Continue reading
Do you remember when the seasonal rallying cry of evangelicals was “Put Christ back in Christmas”? If my Facebook feed is any indicator, it looks like this year everyone is preparing to celebrate Philmas. “Bring Back Phil Robertson”—really? Yes, there’s … Continue reading
Jesus doesn’t shy away from the ungrateful. He feeds the five thousand plus that day on the grassy knoll. Not just a little, “but as much as they wanted” (John 6:11). True shepherds look past the formalities of gratitude; for the love of their sheep…
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“I think I know what you meant” my teacher wrote. One word, in my own handwriting called humiliation to quick attention. Like a delinquent soldier before an outraged Sargent, my face beamed with every shade of red. It was your … Continue reading
I love that the story we celebrate at Christmas comes to us in so many voices. Matthew’s gospel begins with a list—at first glance it looks just like a boring, skip-to-the-end family tree. On closer inspection it is a beautiful … Continue reading