December 01, 2013
The Rev. Dr. Ted A. Smith
Advent rings true. Because we know what it means to dwell in lowly exile here, we can sing with integrity when we sing, 'O Come, O Come, Emmanuel.' Because we know war, and rumors of war, and the endless background noise of almost-war, we are ready to sing, 'dear desire of every nation, enter every trembling heart.' Because we are a people who live in deep darkness, we long to see a great light.
December 23, 2012
The Rev. Dr. Casey Baggott
In her sermon for the 4th Sunday of Advent, the Rev. Dr. Casey Baggott recounts Mary's response to God's messenger about her pregnancy: When Mary says her soul magnifies the Lord, maybe what she's saying is that the depth of who we are, our souls, can focus reality in certain ways--ways that have the capacity to shine on and affect those around us.