Something So Tiny… (Christmas Eve Sermon)

This is an adapted form of the sermon I preached on Christmas Eve 2019. One thing must be distinctly understood, or nothing wonderful can come of the story I am going to relate: Every Christmas Eve I have a sort of dialogue sermon with Kermit the Frog. Yes, that Kermit the Frog. You see, I … Continue reading Something So Tiny… (Christmas Eve Sermon)

Naming God's Presence (Sermon)

This is an adapted version of the sermon I preached this morning, the Fourth Sunday of Advent. The gospel text was Matthew 1:18-25. That is the entire Christmas story according to Matthew. It’s a little different than we’re used to, isn’t it? The story that we’ll hear on Tuesday night is the one Luke tells, … Continue reading Naming God's Presence (Sermon)

Not Just a Frog

This is an adapted form of my sermon for the Nativity of Our Lord, December 24, 2018. As usual, this Christmas Eve sermon took the form of a dialogue between Kermit the Frog and myself. Kermit's lines are in bold print.  If you'd prefer to watch a video of this sermon, check it out on … Continue reading Not Just a Frog

Christmas Poem II: “This Peculiar Day”

Every year, I write a poem for Christmas, and send it out as a Christmas card to friends and family. In this "Advent Calendar," I'm publishing one of my Christmas poems a day, from now until Christmas Day. This is my second one, from 1993. It only happens once a year On this peculiar day … Continue reading Christmas Poem II: “This Peculiar Day”