First off, there's Mary, always looking very fresh and calm and full of reflection - which is quite impressive considering that she just gave birth without any sedative.
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Courtesy umc.org, there's a daily quiz about the traditions and symbols of the Advent season.
The near absence of traditional Christmas carols on the airwaves didn't make me angry or defensive. It made me sad.
The value of storytelling in religious education, especially for children.
"Dones" have left and did not go to other churches.
In Advent, dare to feel the depth. Never mind the width. If you're tired of waiting, go deeper, says the noted preacher.
We shouldn't be surprised when Hollywood doesn't nail the details.
Worship is like Thanksgiving dinner, with everyone at the table. You might not like everything that's served, but everybody experiences the meal together.
Pastors live with a painful inner conflict - we often aren't doing the good we want to do. Games, which can connect us to others and to a larger purpose, might help.