To Know Jesus Christ, The Son of God, and to Make Him Known
Whew! That’s a big push since Halloween, All Saints Day, Thanksgiving, Advent, Christmas Eve, Christmas, Christmastide and now, the Eve of the Epiphany.
We cannot leave Christmastide without a word about literary Christmases! Every year the hallowed books come out: Mr. Willowby’s Christmas Tree, a Little House Christmas, the Grinch, a Charlie Brown Christmas…
Not so much commentary today dear readers, on this (rare) Second Sunday After Christmas Day, but more praying.
WARNING: TODAY’S CHRISTMAS DEVOTIONAL CONTAINS ITEMS OF AN UNBELIEVABLE GEEKY THEOLOGICAL NATURE. PROCEED AT GREAT RISK TO YOUR SOCIAL STANDING AND COMFY CHRISTMAS TRADITIONS….
A sincerely Happy New Calendar Year dear readers! May 2023 truly be a different Year of our Lord!
Well, Saint Francis of Assisi, revered Christ-figure of the medieval church, your turn to take us to the “woodshed” finally arrives!
We visit today with two beloved Christmas hymns. Anglican holiday hymnody is an embarrassment of treasures, and we have only 12 Days of Christmastide after all, so please use these devotionals as a launch pad to explore your personal favorites…
Okeey dokey smokey, after a three day run of grand slamming saints’ days, can we please get back to some good ol’ Christmas joy now?! How ‘bout reverting to that First Sunday of Christmas for a re-visit of Sunday’s gospel,
Today is a hard day, perhaps the most challenging of any saint’s day on the entire Christian calendar. Most clergy simply never mention it nor acknowledge it due to it’s disturbing content, but we are not most clergy nor most congregations.
Andrew, Nicholas, Lucy, the Baptizer, Mary, Thomas, Stephen…our list of hagiography (fancy vocab for saintly biography) for Advent/Christmas/Epiphany is power-packed and star-studded. Today is no different!
Happy 2nd day of Christmastide, Happy Boxing Day, Happy Feast of Stephen the Protomartyr…how many traditions can we cram into one 24 hour period?!
An Episcopalian professor, liturgical scholar and author J. Robert Wright did the American church an invaluable service, re-introducing the Early Church Fathers (yes, a few mothers, but their voices are more difficult to find) to today’s church.
Dearest Sisters and Brothers, we have to bid a very consequential and challenging Advent season goodbye, and pass over to the Eve of the Nativity of our Lord Jesus Christ…or do we?
What’s your Nativity plan? We need a Yule strategey here, and in this special bonus devotional, I want to provide some provocative, diverse options for you as we all make a new plan, Stan!
four part video series for celebrating Advent at home and Christmas, as we prepare for the coming of the Lord Jesus Christ.
The greatest of all Christmas gifts are never under the tree. The greatest gift of all is Jesus, love come down to us right here, this year, now.