Monthly Archives: December 2010

St. Stephen

On November 11th, an email arrived in the inbox of one Sister Anne Koop, from one of her fellow Sisters of Loretto. The email’s subject line was “Punjab: Christian Woman Sentenced To Death For Blasphemy.” “The nun’s message told the … Continue reading

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Christmas

And it came to pass in those days, that there went out a decree from Caesar Augustus that all the world should be taxed. Caesar Augustus was quite a guy. “Rome achieved great glory under Augustus. He restored peace after … Continue reading

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Advent IV

So often the Sunday Lectionary does us no favors: we get good chunks of Scripture, yes, but way too often we get chunks that are separated from its context or leave out some really juicy stuff. And right when you … Continue reading

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Advent II

Who’s the most famous preacher you can think of? Jimmy Swaggert comes to mind. Joel Osteen, too, if you can call him a preacher. The Rev. Timothy Lovejoy on the Simpsons is more recognizable than most, despite his cartoon-ish nature. … Continue reading

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