Ewan McGregor is Jesus — and the Devil — in an imagined chapter from his 40 days of fasting and praying in the desert.… Read More A Few Objections to Last Days in the Desert
In those days, Caesar Augustus issued a decree that a census should be taken of the entire Roman world (This was the first census that took place while Quirinius was governor of Syria). And everyone went to their own town to register. So Joseph also went up from the town of Nazareth in Galilee to… Read More Merry Christmas!
The time is near, the promise at hand. … Read More Fourth Week of Advent, 2014
Three candles shine in the advent wreath. Is it only our imagination, or is the air less chill now, the darkness somehow less overwhelming? Joy fuels the third candle’s shimmering flame—the joy of good news, the best news, the promise of a savior soon to be fulfilled. God will take on flesh and be present… Read More Third Week of Advent, 2014
It is the second week of Advent. Two candles flicker in the darkness as we contemplate the astonishing love of God, who fulfilled His promise of a Savior by taking up residence in the Virgin’s womb and traveling with her to a little town in the hill country of Judea to be born in a stable and laid in a manger.… Read More Second Week of Advent, 2014