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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Questioning Race during Advent

Christ has come! This first Sunday of Advent reminds us that power was found in a cradle– not a crown.  Like persons in Jesus’s day, we are guilty of looking for him in the wrong places and among the wrong people.  As outlined in his stories, Jesus came to rearrange and change the order of […]

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