Made Ready By Hope

Fourth Sunday in Advent 2 Samuel 7:1-17, Psalm 132:(1-7) 8-19, Romans 16:25-27, Luke 1:26-38 When the people of God rejected God as their King and chose instead to have a human king like other nations, God in perhaps one of the most perplexing moments in Old Testament history, accepts their request. Dissatisfied with the unreliable… Continue reading Made Ready By Hope

A Vain Hope?

First Sunday in Advent Isaiah 2:1-5, Psalm 122, Romans 13:8-14, Matthew 24:29-44 This year of 2019 is drawing to a close.This is the year that China landed on the far side of the moon;Francis became the first Pope to visit the Arabian Peninsula;A breakthrough in stem cell treatment appeared to cure a man of HIV;Algeria… Continue reading A Vain Hope?

Christmas Isn’t Magic

Third Sunday in Advent Zephaniah 3:14-20, Psalm 85, Philippians 4:4-9, Luke 3:7-20 Christmas isn't magic. Christmas is a miracle. I prefer to believe in magic. I want it to be the case that with my words and incantations, by owning special objects or talismans, by having some professional witch wave a hand over me, that… Continue reading Christmas Isn’t Magic