A Peacemaker’s Advent: the Magi
After Jesus was born in Bethlehem in Judea, during the time of King Herod, Magi from the east came to Jerusalem and asked, “Where is the one who has been born king of the Jews? We saw his star when it rose and have come to worship him.” Matthew 2:1-2 At the risk of spoiling your nativity…
A Peacemaker’s Advent: Mary and Joseph
Because Joseph her husband was faithful to the law, and yet did not want to expose her to public disgrace, he had in mind to divorce her quietly. But after he had considered this, an angel of the Lord appeared to him in a dream and said, “Joseph son of David, do not be afraid to…
What Does Your Church Need God For?
Tuesday Re-mix: Sell your possessions, and give to the needy… For where your treasure is, there will your heart be also. Luke 12:33-34 The parable of the rich fool is, I think, a difficult lesson for the American church…a bit like teaching personal hygiene to a rodent…where do you even begin? Let’s be honest here, the American…