Tag Archives: Matthew 1:18-25

Married to the miracle

A sermon for the Fourth Sunday of Advent in Year A. Romans 1:1-7; Matthew 1:18-25 So this is how the birth of Jesus the Messiah came about: his mother, Mary, engaged but not married, was found to be with child by the … Continue reading

Posted in Advent Meditations, lectionary reflection, sermon | Tagged , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Year A Advent 4: playing the fool

You have to wonder how many times Joseph had that dream. I mean, once is good; but after a few days, a weeks, wouldn’t you find yourself wondering all over again what was going on, worrying whether you had been … Continue reading

Posted in sermon | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Blue Christmas 2013

There is a scene in the extended poem by W.H. Auden, For the Time Being, that has never left me since I first read it. The language is so visual I can almost see it. Transplanted into contemporary England – … Continue reading

Posted in homily | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment