Three Wise Women

Three Wise Women

Three Wise Women Story Lectionary 4 December 2016 Second Sunday in Advent The Lord Blesses Abraham With Children (Genesis 15) I Will Raise Up a Prophet from Among You (Deuteronomy 18:14-22) Hannah’s Prayer (1 Samuel 2:1-10) Psalm 33: We Put Our Hope in You Psalm 47:...
The Final Four:  Hope

The Final Four: Hope

The Final Four: Hope Lectionary 4 December 2016 Second Sunday of Advent Isaiah 11:1-10 Psalm 72:1-7, 18-19 Romans 15:4-13 Matthew 3:1-12 Text to Life This second Sunday of Advent we are focusing on the second of the “final four” words of this preparatory...
Loving Without Giving In

Loving Without Giving In

Loving Without Giving In: Christian Responses to Terrorism and Tyranny By Ron Mock Cascadia Publishing House, 2004                                ISBN: 978-1931038249 Review by Douglas Balzer Some books address critical issues. Loving Without Giving In addresses the...

God With Us

When prisoner in a Nazi internment camp in December 1940, Jean-Paul Sartre wrote a nativity play for a group of fellow internees, who were trying to make Christmas come alive for the prisoners. The least known of all Sartre’s works, “Bariona”...