He Shall Give His Angels Charge Over You

By Daniel Martins All three of my children are alums of Sewanee: The University of the South. There’s a pious tradition on that “holy mountain” of tapping the roof of one’s vehicle upon exiting the gates of ... Read More...

Love Gleaned, Offered, and Received

Ruth 1:1-2:23 By Brandt L. Montgomery On today, the Feast of the Epiphany, we are again invited on a Good Book Club journey through Scripture, starting with the Book of Ruth. Faust author Johann Wolfgang vo... Read More...

The Mystery of Epiphany

By Paul D. Wheatley In former generations this mystery was not made known to humankind, as it has now been revealed to his holy apostles and prophets by the Spirit: that is, the Gentiles have become fellow-he... Read More...

The Presence of Immanuel

By Thomas Kincaid It’s Day 11 of Christmas. These twelve days are almost over. Certainly our secular lives have mostly come crushing back (despite the impending Epiphany celebrations). So it goes. Hopeful... Read More...

To Tremble With Glee

By Christopher Yoder The Cherry Tree Carol has roots in medieval mystery plays and, ultimately, an apocryphal story about the journey of Mary and Joseph to Bethlehem, in which a cherry tree bows low so that ... Read More...

The Friendly Beasts

By Amber Noel Jesus our brother, strong and good Was humbly born in a stable rude, And the friendly beasts around him stood, Jesus our brother, strong and good. “I,” said the donkey, shaggy and brown, “I ... Read More...

The Holy Name and the Circumcision

By Jean McCurdy Meade The Christmas lesson from Luke ends with the shepherds going back to their fields, glorifying God for all that they had heard and seen, as the angel had made known to them (2:20). But t... Read More...