O Come, All you Unfaithful

Christmas is upon us. As I write on Christmas Eve, we are preparing for the festivities of tomorrow, and for the Christmas Eve service tonight. Our church rotates between a 7:00 and an 11:00 service, and this year is the 11. So, I’ll drink an extra cup of coffee, round up the kids, and we’ll […]

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Joy Has Dawned…Merry Christmas!

Last Sunday, we sang this rich and theologically deep hymn: Joy has dawned upon the world, Promised from creation— God’s salvation now unfurled, Hope for ev’ry nation. Not with fanfares from above, Not with scenes of glory, But a humble gift of love— Jesus born of Mary. Sounds of wonder fill the sky With the

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