Tag Archives: Christianity

Christmas Birth: As Challenging as Death

We made our first journey to the Holy Land in 2015 and spent Christmas in Bethlehem, where, for Christians, it all began. Many picture Bethlehem as it is romantically depicted on Christmas cards: sweet, clean, calm. What I found, however, behind the … Continue reading

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Ascension Day: Grief Rather Than Triumph?

I wrote this back on May 15th, but forgot to post it. Here you go: Yesterday was the Feast of the Ascension, the day many Christian churches remember Jesus’ ascent into heaven forty days after the Resurrection. It always falls … Continue reading

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A sermon for the Feast of St. Mary Magdalene

Preached Sunday, July 19, 2015 Rockefeller Memorial Chapel, University of Chicago Mary Magdalene. Apostle to the apostles, proclaimer to the proclaimers , the one sent forth to those sent forth. At first it seemed to me that this is perhaps … Continue reading

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Benedict and the School for Service of the Lord

So perhaps this is what Benedict can offer us this morning: a promise that is possible to do the impossible work for the long haul. Continue reading

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Forgiveness and Anger

Forgiveness. After the horror of last week’s massacre at Emanuel AME Church in Charlotte, many were moved, comforted, and inspired by the expressions of forgiveness offered by the families of the dead toward the shooter. It was a powerful statement … Continue reading

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