The Decemberists and Advent

Advent begins the Christian calendar, which is the way Christians mark time. Advent starts the annual march through time by naming all that’s wrong in us and this world, connecting us to deep hopes and longings that remain unfulfilled. Advent is a season for broken hearts. We take stock of our broken world, recognizing all… Continue reading The Decemberists and Advent

The refugee crisis: make it personal

I’m a follower of one who began his life as an asylum seeker. I’m a member of a family of faith whose history stretches back to Abraham, and is summarized in refugee terms: “my father was a wandering Aramean.” The God who has called me has this penchant of binding up his life with those… Continue reading The refugee crisis: make it personal