Advent Lectionary | Is There Room? Are We Ready?

Advent Lectionary | Is There Room? Are We Ready?

We are making ready our hearts to receive the Christ Child. Well, not really. Like the innkeeper, we have no room. There are already too many people in our house and who has time to set up a nursery? Instead, many of us are knee deep in wrapping paper, bows and tape,...
Considering Advent’s Insurrectionary Promise

Considering Advent’s Insurrectionary Promise

Advent is a season of great longing, specifically for those longing “from below” of history’s malignant dominion. The longing is a revolutionary one, however, and frightening to those in charge, who have much to lose if existing hierarchies are breached. Such anxiety...
We Could All Use an ‘Advent of the Heart’

We Could All Use an ‘Advent of the Heart’

The second coming of Jesus was a significant focus in the church of my youth. No one, at least as far as I remember, was of the “I know the exact date it will occur so until then don’t count on me for anything” school of thought. Even so, much attention was paid to...
All I Want for Christmas Is …

All I Want for Christmas Is …

Over 100 people are feared dead after storms and tornadoes moved through eight states last week, leaving destruction and devastation in their wake. The most devastating storm ripped through Kentucky, possibly producing a long-range tornado that stayed on the ground...