Extra Virgin?

Since it’s Christmas Advent, I’ve read and heard quite a few allusions to the virgin birth lately. Most use Mary and the fact that she got pregnant before marriage as a metaphor for the plight of people on the margins of society and talk about what a stand-up guy Joseph was to show how we should […]

The Women

 Luke 24:1-12 was the sermon text for yesterday’s Easter service at College Park Baptist Church. Reading this, you’ll notice that the first witnesses to Jesus’ resurrection were women. If you go back one chapter to the account of his crucifixion and death, you’ll notice that women were the witnesses to that event, too. In fact, there is […]

The Rich Young Man

A certain ruler asked Jesus, “Good Teacher, what must I do to obtain eternal life?” Jesus replied, “Why do you call me good? No one is good except the one God. You know the commandments: Don’t commit adultery. Don’t murder. Don’t steal. Don’t give false testimony. Honor your father and mother.” Then the ruler said, “I’ve kept all of these things […]

Shepherds in the Field

Well, tomorrow is the big day, the one we’ve been waiting for. Some of us waiting expectantly in tradition of Advent, but most waiting to celebrate Christmas. Funny thing, that. A great many celebrants will be missing the point completely because Christmas isn’t really for a lot of the people who celebrate it. Christmas has become […]

Did it Really Happen That Way?

As this season of Advent began, I had all intentions of doing several posts about it. Events, however, didn’t allow for that because I try to write about things while they’re current and the events in  Newtown were something that couldn’t be ignored. But, while there are things I still want to address on that subject, today I’m […]