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We had touching and beautiful stories shared in church yesterday by people describing moments over the past few days that for them had been “pregnant with the presence of God.”
I wonder what the editors of Scribner’s Monthly thought in the late nineteenth century when they received Christina Rossetti’s submission in response to their request for a “Christmas poem.”
I am not sure the Rev. John Henry Hopkins (1820-1891) has done Epiphany a favour with his much-loved carol, “We Three Kings of Orient Are.”
Dear Stranger In The Pew,
I am sorry I did not get the chance to greet you personally over the Christmas season.
Christ is the power of hope, peace, joy and love.
Nate Haken is a graduate of the Wheaton College which has become notorious for its recent decision to suspend with pay a professor who dared claim that Christians and Muslims worship the same God.
Krista Tippett, host of “On Being”, has launched a broadside attack against Christmas.
Mary held all these things in the quietness of her heart.
From where I stand most of the time, church looks like children, young people and adults coming together and cooperating to create something beautiful and moving.
Then the shepherds said to one another, “Let’s go to Bethlehem and see this amazing thing about which we have been told.”