St. John the Seer and Opened Eyes

By Charlie Clauss Some years ago I went to renew my driver’s license and discovered I was legally blind in one eye. Fortunately I could see well enough in the other eye to get the renewal, but it meant a tri... Read More...

The Second Day of Christmas: The Feast of Stephen

By Jean McCurdy Meade Thanks to the charming carol, “Good King Wenceslas,” most Christians know that the day after Christmas is the Feast of Stephen. But why? To begin with, Stephen is the “protomartyr,” the first Christian believer to be killed for witnes... Read More...

Salvation Himself

By Wesley Hill There’s a wonderful bit in Lancelot Andrewes’ Christmas Day sermon from 1610 where he meditates on the meaning of the angels’ announcement to the shepherds that Christ the Lord, newborn and ly... Read More...

The Twelfth Day of Christmas

On the Eve of Epiphany, the Twelfth Day of Christmas, why not gather up in gratitude all the abundance of love, joy and celebration that our Christmas faith has bestowed upon us and, wherever we live, think of some ways to take to the streets and share it with the world?

The Government on His Shoulders

The possibility of genuine politics begins with the first Christmas, with the Incarnation. It is finally and only here that we see there might actually be a peaceable Prince of all the world.

Christmas Zeal

Christmas is a time when Christians are particularly susceptible to one of the perennial temptations of religion: domesticating the gospel.