Incarnation and Racial Reconciliation during Christmastide: The Feast of St John the Evangelist

The second day of Christmastide has a different feel than the first. December 26th we remembered the first martyr Stephen. December 27th we remember St John the Evangelist. According to tradition, he is the only one of the twelve apostles who did not suffer martyrdom (We pass over the end of Judas in silence). Gone … Continue reading Incarnation and Racial Reconciliation during Christmastide: The Feast of St John the Evangelist

A Christmas Eve Homily: The claim, the call, and the coming of the king

In those days a decree went out from Caesar Augustus that all the world should be registered... It is hard to hear the scriptural story on Christmas, the actual good news recorded in Luke’s gospel. So much threatens to crowd it out. The church’s greatest hymn writers and homilists for thousands of years have focused … Continue reading A Christmas Eve Homily: The claim, the call, and the coming of the king