Not Silent in Bethlehem

If all were calm and bright in the world, Christmas wouldn’t be necessary. Christmas came because the world is broken.

Our Mission at Christmas

Advent is a time when we prepare ourselves spiritually to celebrate the birth of the Savior. The word advent means “coming.”

The Coming of the Wise Men

During these weeks leading up to Advent, I’ve been sharing excerpts from my latest book, Faithful: Christmas Through the Eyes of Joseph. This week,...

The Journey to Bethlehem

During the next few weeks on the blog, I’ll be sharing excerpts from my latest book, Faithful: Christmas Through the Eyes of Joseph. I hope you’ll...

Don't Be Afraid

During the next few weeks on the blog, I’ll be sharing excerpts from my latest book, Faithful: Christmas Through the Eyes of Joseph. I hope you’ll...

Whose Child Is This?

During the next few weeks on the blog, I’ll be sharing excerpts from my latest book, Faithful: Christmas Through the Eyes of Joseph. I hope you’ll...

A Carpenter Named Joseph

During the next few weeks on the blog, I’ll be sharing excerpts from my latest book, Faithful: Christmas Through the Eyes of Joseph. I hope you’ll...

It Was Not a Silent Night

In 1816, an Austrian priest named Josef Mohr wrote the words to a Christmas carol for his own congregation, to be sung on Christmas Eve: “Silent...

Mary, Full of Grace

My new Advent book, Not a Silent Night, looks at Jesus through the eyes of Mary. Chapter one begins at the end of Mary’s life and each successive...

A Defining Moment

In the last few posts, we’ve been looking at Christmas through Mary’s eyes. We began by considering Mary’s perspective on Christmas...

The Piercing of Mary’s Soul

About fifteen years before Mary’s death, she watched her son die. It was the day we now call Good Friday, but to Mary there was nothing...

The Hope of Resurrection

At the Church of the Resurrection each year in December, we hold a special worship service for everyone who lost a loved one that year. We recognize...

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