When God comes to town

God is not a superhero.  Cape exchanged for swaddling clothes, he does give us the image of strength.  He cannot leap over tall buildings.  His parents can’t even find a place to give birth to him. He will cry out for help before the crowds do.  He will not be waving, taking pictures and signing autographs.  […]

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A Prayer on Christmas Eve

I am so grateful for the days when we remember that God is with us, when we realize even for a moment that God is here to stay. I shared this prayer tonight at our Christmas Eve service with the sacred fellowship at Village Baptist Church. Let’s pray together. God, Who keeps company with us, […]

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God is with us?

During this Advent season, I am challenging my young adult Sunday school class to think through our seasonal declarations.  God is with us.  We are retelling the dream of Jesus’ stepdad, Joseph.  We are repeating the pronouncement of an angel (Matthew 1.18-25).We are testifying that God made good on the promise declared by the prophet […]

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An Advent Prayer: God is with all of us

Infant God, the Almighty cradled, the Eternal born and the Omnipresent God held in the arms of a woman, we confess that we cannot get our heads around Your mystery. We cannot put our finger on how You are God in heaven and God with us.  We don’t know how You mixed divinity and dirt […]

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Eight Readings for Advent

To date, I have published 1,040 posts for this blog.  It is my largest body of work and the race-less gospel is my life’s devotion to God.  It is a sacred charge and a holy vision that I have been given.  I can take no credit for the ability to see beyond the machinery of […]

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