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Great Joy!

December 13th, 2013 · Comments Off on Great Joy! · Faith and the City

At our house, the boxes have been carted up from the basement storage bin. The Christmas tree is in its stand, and the lights are strung. My wife’s Scandinavian straw goats (don’t ask!) have appeared. Stockings are hung by the chimney with care. I have also unpacked our overly big carton of Christmas children’s books. […]

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Sandy Hook

December 15th, 2012 · 2 Comments · Faith and the City

My head hurts.  I spent yesterday afternoon sitting at my desk sobbing.  I know you are devastated too.  The tragic shooting at Sandy Hook Elementary School has shaken everyone.  The world feels like a terrible, terrible place. Our prayers go forth for the people of Newtown. Although, in the face of these pictures, I sputter […]

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The Pageant

December 12th, 2009 · Comments Off on The Pageant · Faith and the City

This coming Sunday is “Pageant Sunday.”  The sanctuary will be filled with straw (fire-proof straw, but straw none-the-less), angels, magi, shepherds, and, of course, wayward sheep and cows.  It will be, as always, sacred chaos! This past week, Amy and I have been taking turns reading Barbara Robinson’s The Best Christmas Pageant Ever to our […]

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