Christmas Sermon: We Have Observed His Star (Matthew 2)

Posted a few weeks late, here’s my Christmas Sermon. The Birth Announcement And suddenly, out of nowhere, the Magi see a star in the sky. Magi – magicians, astrologers, wise-learned men and women, non-Jews from east of Palestine (maybe Arabia, Persia, Babylon?) – these are the people (it doesn’t say anything about three of themContinue reading “Christmas Sermon: We Have Observed His Star (Matthew 2)”

Resource: Christmas Eve Candlelight Service

Every Christmas Eve we have a very nice, contemplative candlelight service. This gathering goes for about 45-60 minutes, includes scripture reading, poetry, prayers and music. Oh and plenty of candles. The second one also has three readers. You are free to download the resources here and use them however you wish. The first service wasContinue reading “Resource: Christmas Eve Candlelight Service”

Has Christmas Lost its Power?

Going through Christmas this year I began to wonder if Christmas has lost it’s power as a symbol and sign in our culture today. Symbols can lose power over time and when this happens there needs to be a reformation of those symbols and signs, or a letting go of them. This is in partContinue reading “Has Christmas Lost its Power?”

Christmas Album Raises Money For Children

Peace on Earth Vol. II is a collection of Christmas music put together for the express purpose of raising money for The Children of Uganda Fund. There is a whole laundry list of issues facing Ugandan children, especially those in the north, among the most prominent issues are Malaria and AIDS; AIDS is the causeContinue reading “Christmas Album Raises Money For Children”