Monthly Archives: December 2014

There’s More to this Familiar Story and Symbols

The birth narrative from the Gospel according to Luke is one which most people in our culture are at least vaguely familiar. This portion is even quoted on the Charlie Brown Christmas special. The familiar story contains many of the … Continue reading

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When was the First Christmas?

In 1981 following the death of my Father and mt Grandmother I wrote the following: When was the First Christmas? It is being celebrated this year, last year, next year. . . The First Christmas away from home…with the feelings … Continue reading

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We in the church often talk about Advent as a time of preparation. And for most of us the kind of preparation we do tends to be preparing for the celebration of Christmas. Buying gifts, decorating, cleaning the house, wrapping … Continue reading

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