We Saw the Rising Sun

By Hiram Vega Of all the names of Jesus, one rarely mentioned is the Rising Sun, or the New Dawn.  The name evokes the image of the soft red light that comes before the sun.  It is the prelude to a new day.  In Chapter 1 of his gospel, Dr. Luke tells us that God... Continue Reading →

Learning from Mary

By Charles W. Christian I once heard a Catholic priest tell a joke about a scene in Heaven. Jesus walks up to a Protestant and a Catholic and says to them, “I am glad to see you two getting along so well.” Then Jesus turns to the Protestant and says, “I would like to introduce... Continue Reading →

Not God’s Favorite

By Scott Armstrong Jesus Comes Home with a Sobering Message Christmas is a time when many of us return home.  We laugh with relatives and gorge ourselves on excellent food.  Grandmas grab our cheeks and tell us we’ve grown sooooo big, which is awkward when you’re 8, but try when you are 40! Luke 4... Continue Reading →

Come, All You Not So Faithful

By Rev. Chris Gilmore One of my favorite Christmas carols begins with the line, “O, come all ye faithful, joyful and triumphant.” I imagine shepherds and wise men singing these words and asking others to join them as they visit the newborn and long-expected Savior. It is an invitation to gather around Jesus to celebrate his coming.  Come,... Continue Reading →

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