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As Christians, we proclaim Jesus became flesh and blood to be with us. Yet how many refugees, including 5,000 children torn from their parents’ care, at our southern border must wonder if God is really with them? Are we culpable? […] Read More

At Christmas, we sing the message of incarnation in ancient words and imagery. But do we allow it to change us? Will we see the face of Christ in the faces of children traversing borders in our own land today? […] Read More

Advent and Christmastide can help persons rekindle a sense of worth, but consumerism distracts us from deeper contemplation of God’s great love for humanity. These suggestions can rekindle that sense of worth in you and others. […] Read More

Secular Christmas songs are about the nostalgia for a simpler time. Religious carols tell us God was manifest in a humble home. Christmas music of all kinds connects us to the places that were ‘home’ no matter where we are now. […] Read More

For Mauro, a 9-year-old boy from Guatemala, Christmas has a special meaning for him and his family, as they celebrate the day someone gave them a place to stay, like Mary and Joseph and their infant child. […] Read More

’Tis the season when special deliveries are arriving on front porches all across the US, more than 2.5 billion last year. As Christmas quickly approaches, let us remember the special delivery of that day long ago. […] Read More

Christmas does not come just once a year. Jesus is not unpacked with the ornaments. He can’t be hung up and taken down like our decorations. But as it was then, so it is now. We still do not have room for Jesus. […] Read More

While the season of Advent and Christmas will be and has been political, it’s not partisan. Scripture unveils the political reality of the season, in which those consigned to the back row of society have been brought to the front. […] Read More

Imagine if we were suddenly able to eliminate all the artificial distinctions dividing us. Imagine a world where every child born is free from the curse of prejudice, hate and violence. When will the curse be undone? […] Read More

As many Christians become increasingly concerned about the environmental damage of consumerism, the season of Advent, Christmas and Epiphany provides opportunities to shape new green-friendly traditions as they celebrate. […] Read More