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  • Because I Could Not Stop for Death . . .

    There’s nothing clever in this blog post. If you’re in the mood for clever, click to the next blog on your list. No harm, no foul. I want to be careful not to cloud this message in a flurry of metaphors or a pile of prose. The word on my heart is best delivered straight …[ read more ]

  • Christmas. It’s SO not about the Children

    If the radio, TV, movie theaters, and Facebook are on target, then Christmas is full of loving, laughing families, fireplaces, the best gifts ever, and last-minute miracles. And, there’s some of that, of course. But around the world and even in the next room, Christmas looks quite different for millions of us. This Christmas Eve …[ read more ]

  • Because Not Everyone is Excited about Christmas

    A new king is a welcome and exciting development Unless you’re the current king and you’re not interested in being dethroned. You think I’m talking about Herod, don’t you? Really, I’m referring to myself. Some days, I make room for Jesus and Flock with the shepherds to the manger Other days, I’m enjoying the fit …[ read more ]

  • The Linus Papers

    In those days a decree went out from Caesar Augustus that all the world should be registered. This was the first registration when Quirinius was governor of Syria. And all went to be registered, each to his own town. Because the world is obsessed with its numbers. Because power takes polls and counts, finding comfort …[ read more ]

  • The Twelve Sanity Checks of Christmas

    Sanity Check Number One: The world has always been in trouble at Christmas even before there was Christmas. Through every generation there has been trouble, suffering, and trial in the world as Christians lit candles for the Christ child and slipped gifts under trees. We inhale the world’s toxins and exhale the breath of Christ …[ read more ]