Archive for December, 2011

turned towards us, a sermon for Christmas day

Merry Christmas! Today is a day when we celebrate God becoming man. It’s an event that changed the course of history. Jesus “brings heaven to earth and joins [heaven and earth] together forever.” (N.T. Wright) And how does this amazing thing happen?  The Word becomes flesh.  God becomes man. Jesus is born. I have heard […]

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a crowded creche, a sermon for Christmas Eve

When I was younger, the task of setting up the crèche often fell to me.  I would carefully arrange Mary and Joseph and the manger. I’d hide the baby Jesus somewhere memorable and then I’d set the three kings and a shepherd off at a distance from the whole scene.  As time went on, though, […]

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