Whatever Happened to Saint Nicholas?

By |2018-12-05T15:40:17-05:00December 6th, 2014|Tags: |

How did a fourth-century heretic slapping bishop from Southern Turkey wind up being a fat, Coca-Cola-swigging American elf? Saint Nicholas was born into a wealthy Christian family in the third century. His parents died in a plague, and having inherited the family fortune, he decided to obey the radical call of Christ and give [...]

Reimagining Race: Ferguson in the Shadow of Advent

By |2014-12-03T00:49:09-05:00December 3rd, 2014|Tags: , |

On August 9th, 2014, an eighteen-year-old unarmed black man was shot to death by a white police officer in Ferguson, Missouri, a suburb of St. Louis. Almost immediately, a firestorm of protest and civil unrest ensued, demanding a federal investigation of the Ferguson police department and its history of violence against black men. When [...]

Advent 1955

By |2018-12-08T00:32:53-05:00December 5th, 2012|Tags: |

The Advent wind begins to stir With sea-like sounds in our Scotch fir, It's dark at breakfast, dark at tea, And in between we only see Clouds hurrying across the sky And rain-wet roads the wind blows dry And branches bending to the gale Against great skies all silver pale The world seems travelling into [...]