nativity

Herod was full of bluster and deeply afraid. In his power and riches, he feared that this newborn demand for justice, peace
The foreigners will be sent back to Bethlehem pursuant to the Trump administration's new "Treating Foreigners With Dignity
It's always bothered me that the church only stresses certain aspects of Mary's conduct. The church makes a big deal of her
For starters, it's unclear why we celebrate Christmas on Dec. 25. 🎄
As rigorous debates surround the ethics and oversight of foreign assistance endeavors, one of the more innovative contributions to this important conversation was produced by South Africa's renowned theologian, the late Steve de Gruchy.
Even Protestants are Catholic on Christmas. Catholic means universal. We all should be universally awaiting and celebrating the birth of our Lord and Savior together.
God loves all the processes of creation, including climatic processes, as well as all creatures, living and nonliving. If we love God, we should too. The state of the world should give us great pause if we claim to love God.
Thank Him for the people you've helped. And ask that those acts of service you've done to make other's lives a little brighter reflect back on you and bring you peace and grace. Then, feel the wonders and the difference inside yourself this Christmas.
Few women in the Bible are more interesting, inspiring and the focus of devotion as Mary, mother of Jesus. With the Advent season upon us, she is receiving even more attention.
A new book of Christian sacred sites offers "inspiring models of cohabitation," say the authors.
As the family gathered to feast and celebrate this Christmas, my 7-year-old granddaughter carefully moved every animal and character until she was satisfied with the scene. Then she asked a serious question."Did the shepherds laugh?"
Before the birth of Christ, the world muddled along in darkness. Humanity didn't have the awareness or power to live any other way.
But some contemporary Christians see it as a metaphor, not a miracle. For John Shelby Spong, a retired Episcopal bishop and
The beloved author Frederick Buechner tells the story about a Christmas pageant a friend of his took part in as the rector of an Episcopal church. Buechner writes:
Maybe it's the way the light falls, illuminating the bed of straw like some upside-down and disheveled halo, all gold and shimmery, on which the baby lies - a baby cow, in this case.
This year, I've found myself focusing on the words of the songs rather than getting caught up in the emotion of them, and I can't believe what I've been singing all these years.