TBT: The end of Advent

We hear people say they wish Christ were put back into Christmas. He is already there, but now, as at other times, we have to be willing to take time to see him.

You can run on for a long time…

How do we approach this new world where private acts are no longer private? Where hidden sins are revealed to the whole world? And where thoughts that once would have disappeared into the ether are now captured for later publication and consumption?

It isn’t fair, Manasseh

Justice, it would seem, is deferred. Our fathers pass the buck to us, and we pass it to the next generation.

The sacraments and pastoral judgment

In May 2015, a flurry of stories came out about Bishop Greg Brewer and the baptism of the adopted son of two men in a committed same-sex relationship in Orlando, Florida.

John’s Advent epiphany

John the Baptist figures prominently in our Advent worship, but, in some of the lectionary readings, we meet a Baptist not only charmingly eccentric, but, well, unpleasant.