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Advent

Rather than vilifying or marginalizing the religious beliefs of others, we must seek out ways to build communities of peace in our multifaith societies. Here are 4 ways to do that in your corner of the planet. […] Read More

As we strive to seek peace, the global strife around us can make us apprehensive that peace can ever be attained. How do we balance our idealism and our realism? This Advent, the life of Edward Hicks may give us some direction. […] Read More

As we enter into Advent season, US culture bombards us with consumerism. Our hearts are not with the suffering, the homeless and those in need. They’re aligned with spending more money on more stuff. Can this Advent change us? […] Read More

Your Advent journey goes beyond what happens at your church services. It’s a season to prepare your heart, mind and soul for the coming of Christ. Many ways exist to enrich your family’s Advent celebration. […] Read More

For many churches, January is full of discussions and negotiations about budgets. Instead of a time of renewal, it’s a time of uncertainty and tense conversations, affecting clergy’s ability to plan and lead. […] Read More

With the Advent wreath in storage and the Christmas tree recycled, Epiphany Sunday urges us to abandon the old road of fear, suspicion and exclusion. If our celebrations are more than ritual, we must find another road. […] Read More

Even though Christmas Day is behind us and society has moved on to its next cultural event, the Gospel reminds us the birth of Jesus is only the beginning of a life of growing and maturing in the presence of God. […] Read More

We pursue status and wealth like prizes at a carnival game. Instead, if all of us could learn to live fully in God’s love, we wouldn’t be anxious about amassing life’s cheap, comparative prizes. […] Read More

Often overshadowed by our rousing choruses, the events of the Christmas story reflect an inclusive humility. When you begin to notice it, it’s hard to miss the emphasis on the “lowliness” of what is portrayed in the narrative. […] Read More

On the fourth Sunday of Advent, in our hurry-up-and-spend world, we still wait. With Elizabeth and Mary, with David and Micah, even with old Abraham and Sarah, we wait for the love within us to be born into our world again. […] Read More