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The Fruit of Anticipation

A few weeks ago, I had the immense privilege of attending a historic football game at Lambeau Field. A friend of my parish offered to...

Merry Christmas, from William Faulkner

William Faulkner is not an author who readily comes to mind as a bearer of good tidings for the Christmas season. Scholars like Michael...

Handel’s Messiah and the Revelation of Christ

I grew up with music everywhere. I began playing violin at the age of 5, and sang in quite a good church choir as early...

All Twelve Days of Christmas

When I was a school girl at Saint Mary’s Hall, an Episcopal private school in San Antonio, Texas, we high school piano students would...

Christmas With Our Mother

Last Christmas I was 10 days postpartum with my first child. Most of my memories of that time are lost in a sleep-deprived blur,...

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?

Ephrem the Syrian: Poet Theologian of the Nativity

For Ephrem, the Nativity reveals the hidden God and yet it does not change who this God is.

Christmas Zeal

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

Son Of

Who taught the Word first to speak?

God’s Temple is Creation

The temple God has chosen to dwell in is creation, which is the temple he made for himself.


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