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Word Made Flesh, or, How to Be Human

A recurring theme here lately, especially during Advent and in this Christmas season, has been how Jesus reveals to us who God is. This is the most obvious consequence of Christian belief that Jesus is both fully human and fully divine, a belief we call the Incarnation. But today I'd like to talk about the … Continue reading Word Made Flesh, or, How to Be Human

Top 11 Reads of 2020

Book covers

2020 was once again an incredible year for my reading life. While I'd planned on reading less this past year, the restrictions on events and gathering with friends made instead for even more time for reading. Because I read so much again, it was especially hard to narrow down my top reads this year. Here … Continue reading Top 11 Reads of 2020

A Framework for Resilient Planning

The time has come — at long last — to put 2020 to bed and get ready for 2021. As long-time readers will know, I like to mark these transitions intentionally. I find it really helpful to think back on the year that has been — what worked and what didn't work — and what … Continue reading A Framework for Resilient Planning

Our Eyes Have Seen Your Salvation

The days in between Christmas and New Year's have always been among my favorites. After all the chaos of Christmas, but before life returns to "normal," we have these precious, spacious, open days. Forgive me for giving in too much to the 'magic' of the secular Christmas spirit, but this time always feels special, expansive … Continue reading Our Eyes Have Seen Your Salvation

Into Our Mess: A Reflection for Christmas 2020

A crying baby

Those of you who know me in person likely know that I hate, hate, hate sentimental portrayals of the Christmas story. I can't stand Christmas pageants (even as a kid I thought they were drivel whose only function was to let the grannies fawn over us — and yes, I was a strange child) and … Continue reading Into Our Mess: A Reflection for Christmas 2020