The Word became…Wait, what?

“In the beginning was the Word. And the Word was with God, and the Word was God… And the Word became flesh and” moved to the suburbs. No, that’s not quite right…. “…and” built a house among the rich and famous. Oh yeah. That makes more sense. Isn’t that it, or did I miss something?…

Hospitality: the challenge and the promise of Christmas

It is a fond and familiar thing among mothers to tell birth stories. Sometimes, the stories are peaceful, beautiful, and astonishing. They can be quite disturbing. Often enough, they sound like the war stories. So many babies are “almost” born in the back of a car, in an elevator, in a boiler room, somewhere between the toilet…