Light Beings: Fourth Sunday in Advent

By Sea Raven Lectionary Reflections for the Fourth Sunday in Advent Isaiah 7:10-16 ;Psalm 80:1-7, 17-19; Romans 1:1-7; Matthew 1:18-25; Isaiah 52:7-10; Psalm 98; Hebrews 1:1-12; John 1:1-14 The readings for this fourth Sunday in Advent for Year A simply present Matthew’s version of Jesus’s birth, backed up by the familiar prophecy from Isaiah, along with [Read More...]

Welcoming the Stranger: A Q&A with Jonathan Wilson-Hartgrove

Strangers at My Door

Two of my favorite Patheos bloggers – Jonathan Wilson-Hartgrove and Bruce Reyes-Chow have published important books this past year that speak of the Christmas message in different ways (and make great stocking stuffers as a result). I’m sharing a bit about each book and a brief Q&A with the authors today and Monday on the blog. [Read More...]

Being Human in December

A predominant message of this holiday season seems to be both loud and clear: Our value as human beings is often dictated by our capacity to consume. [Read more...]