Christmas

Brighter than a Supernova

It feels a bit odd to write an Epiphany article on the heels of Christmas because we’re still in the midst of Christmastide. But even in the days after Christmas, it may be helpful to explain why “Jesus born in Bethlehem” (Matthew 2:1) is something we experience in Holy Communion. Bethlehem literally means “house...

Under the Surface

Year C Isaiah 52:7-10 Psalm 98 Hebrews 1:1-4 John 1:1-14 May the words of my mouth O God…  speak your truth… I didn’t want it to be John’s Gospel tonight…  not on Christmas Eve…  I wanted the familiar stories about Mary and Joseph… and inns…  and mangers…  and oxen and sheep…  and a baby…  and shepherds in the...