January 6, 2019

Matthew 2.1-12

There are two quite different accounts of the birth of Jesus in the bible, one in the gospel of Luke, and the other in the gospel of Matthew.  

Luke shows us the lowliness of Jesus’ birth, so totally unexpected for a messiah.  In Luke’s picture, Jesus iden...

January 7, 2018

This Epiphany Sunday we remember the magi who visited Jesus when he was very young.  

Matthew calls them magi, not wise men.  Magi were magicians and astrologers who lived in ancient Persia.  Matthew doesn’t say how many magi came looking for the infant, only that they...

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I find one of the first things I say to friends at this time of year is ‘what are you doing for Christmas.’  Here is another question for you, my friends: what are you doing with the Christmas story this year?  There are many ways of coming to the Christmas story.  I’d...

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