Why we are singing Christmas carols this Advent…

There have been a number of interesting conversations going on around how we keep Advent and Christmas. Taylor Burton-Edwards has suggested that what we actually experience is something more like Admastime… leaving the “vent” and the “Christ” out of it completely. In the time that I have known what Advent was… and I have to

The Prodigal Steward

This morning’s parable from the gospel of Luke is one of the toughest pieces of scripture in the whole Bible. Preachers all over the country groan when this passage comes up in our three year cycle of readings. It is hard to figure out just what on earth Jesus is talking about. We have the