a sermon for christmas / solstice

Nativity of Our Lord | Texts: Isaiah 52:7-10, Psalm 98, John 1:1-14 | My friend replied, “Actually, if you think about it, the sunrise doesn’t happen every morning… It’s actually happening all the time. The sun is constantly rising. You just see it wherever you are...”

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unexpected and mysterious

The title of this blog - in which I share preaching and reflection - comes from an advent hymn of the same name. I treasure Unexpected and Mysterious because its text tells the truth about my deepest needs in the face of my deepest pain. Despite failure and weakness, in my personal life or in my work, God's tenderness and compassion hold me. I need this unexpected and mysterious grace...