The Slaughter of the Innocents of Sandy Hook

This post is taken from the un-edited manuscript of the book I’m working on and is part of a special Patheos conversation: “Modern Magi on the Mysteries of Christmas,” featuring myself, Scot McKnight, Kyle Roberts, and Billy Kangas.  If I asked 100 people the question, who brought gifts to the Christ child, how many people were there, where [Read More…]

An Advent Sermon on the Turmoil in America, Repentance, and Confession.

(please consider listening along) Wednesday night after Vespers I was standing around talking to Aram about the unrest and despair in our country and about our Gospel reading for today which says Prepare the way of the Lord, make his paths straight. And I said, you know, given the tangled unrest in our nation right [Read More…]