Day: December 23, 2013

Sad Christmas for Anglicans in Peshwar

Christians in Pakistan are feeling both desolate and vulnerable in this holy season. Many are still mourning the loss of the 82 people who were killed by a double suicide bombing at All Saint Church on September 22. AFP has the story:

To be young and homeless

A sobering thought to reflect on as we prepare to celebrate the birth of Jesus: an estimated 1.6 million young people are homeless in the United States. At She the People, a blog on The Washington Post website, Bernardine Watson writes:

Christian humility

E. J. Dionne has written perhaps the most insightful column I have read on recent controversies about the interpretation of the Bible. His view on whether religious principles can be used to inform our opinions on vexing political issues:

Without Shame or Fear

Monday, December 23, 2013 — Week of Advent 4, Year Two [Go to Mission St Clare for an online version of the Daily Office including today’s scripture readings.] Today’s Readings for the Daily Office: Psalms 61, 62 (morning) // 112, 115 (evening) Zephaniah 3:14-20 Titus 1:1-16 Luke 1:1-25 Yesterday was the last Sunday of Advent, …

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Christmas is Easter

by Sara Miles I used to really love Christmas as a kid, and couldn’t understand how anyone could possibly be surly about it: sparkly stuff everywhere, shiny presents, fabulous blinking lights, way too much sugar, that bright turpentine smell of pine trees, even—at least where I grew up–– real snow. In my twenties, I realized, …

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