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The Lord’s Favor


On this third Sunday of Advent the focus is on the peasant girl Mary who finds favor with God and becomes the mother of Jesus.

Joseph’s Song


Scripture records Mary’s response to God that we know as Mary’s Song (or, in Latin, “The Magnificat”).  But Joseph also responded to God. Does Joseph also have a song?

The Strangeness of Christmas


It’s not just the mystery of the Incarnation that marks Christmas as something extraordinary but the means by which God brings his salvation to the world. (Due to technical difficulties, the scripture passage from Acts, chapter 4, was not recorded.)