Comfort? Comfort! – A Meditation on Isaiah 40:1-8

Comfort, comfort my people, says your God. Speak tenderly to Jerusalem, and cry to her that her warfare is ended, her iniquity is pardoned, that she has received from the LORD’s hand double [...]

Second Sunday of Advent

by The Rev. Mark Buetow St. Luke 21:25-36 Maybe this so-called recession is frightening you. But are you praying? Maybe you’re worried about your job or if your job is secure, how [...]

Christmas Slogans vs. Flesh and Blood Jesus

Rev. Mark Buetow It’s that time of year again: Advent, the time when Christians around the world complain that the culture is taking over Christmas by putting up decorations after Halloween, [...]

We Celebrate… God Become Man for Our Salvation

In the Church, we don't celebrate "Christmastime." We don't deal with the "season." In the Church, our focus isn't really on any of the numerous traditions that float around. We celebrate [...]

The Watchmen on the Heights Are Crying

The fact of the matter is that there is always enough cross to go around. There is always enough life to be given, for Christ is the One who gives. So, live. In your baptism rejoice, and live. As [...]

Advent 101 – The Season

by the Rev. William Cwirla The church year in the West begins with with a preparatory season called “Advent.”  The word “advent” comes from the Latin word adventus, meaning “appearing” or [...]

The Day When the LORD Acts – A Meditation on Malachi 4:1-6

“You shall go out leaping like calves from the stall.” The topic of the end of the world is normally met with either fear or a nervous-denial induced disdain. Talk of the end can make us a bit [...]

No Room for Him to Park

He who worked the church could not find a parking place. The parking lot had more cars than he was ever used to seeing. What had he forgotten and why was his usual spot taken? Then, the [...]

The Night Will Soon Be Ending

As I perused the Advent hymns looking for something to write about this month, this hymn caught my attention. Its plaintive melody is similar to other Advent hymns and evokes a contemplative mood [...]

Blessed is He who Comes

by The Rev. Brandon Simoneaux Today in addition to being the first Sunday in Advent it is also the first Sunday in the church year. So Happy New year to all of you. But if this is our [...]