Archive for December 2008

1 Christmas

Readings are here. Not preaching this week but for me Robert Fulghum captures part of the meaning of the Prologue to John in his story of the boy with the mirror: “Are there any questions?” an offer that comes at the end of college lectures and long meetings. Said when an audience is not only…

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On the feast of Stephen

Finally catching up on my Christmas sleep deficit. Daughter, SIL, and grandson left on Christmas eve afternoon to arrive by 5 p.m. for services in the log church at Eden. The snow and wind in some parts of the highway made it difficult to see the road in some parts. After a stop in the…

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Advent IV more

As usual the sermon went its own way. God cannot be contained. God tells David I cannot be contained in a house – no matter how beautiful. I am the God of the tents – I live with the people – I am wherever they gather. I will surprise you with my appearance. I can…

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Advent IV

Readings are here. Mary is the focus of today’s readings. We said together the Magnificat – her song about this event that turns the world upside down. A baby’s birth that changes the whole world forever. The reading from 2 Samuel is set up as a conversation between David and God. David has accomplished many…

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Advent III

Readings are here. One of the things I do as I think about preaching is to read the texts early in the week and underline the fragments that stand out for me. As the week proceeds things turn up that seem to speak to those bits. The piece that stuck in my mind this week…

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