If Jesus is not God…

At Christmas we sing, "God of God, Light of Light..." They are familiar words, easily sung, yet not so easily apprehended, and sadly left out of some modern arrangements. The words of course are not original to the carol, but come from the Nicene Creed, words rooted in the word, words thought about, discussed and … Continue reading If Jesus is not God…

The Baby’s Crying…

Baby's cry, it's natural and normal, it's the first thing we listen for when they are born. Children even want their dolls to cry. And yet when it comes to Jesus we don't want it to happen and we sing with Martin Luther "no crying he makes..." That disturbs me. Why don't we think he … Continue reading The Baby’s Crying…

Here’s to a Happy Christmas!

  If there's something the Christmas story brings to the fore it is the fact that the world is a stage on which a drama is taking place. Suddenly in the midst of the politics, power, and brokennessĀ of the world of that day something happens over which neither Caesar, nor his puppet king, Herod, nor … Continue reading Here’s to a Happy Christmas!