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An Epiphany Meditation: “You Can Go Home Another Way!”

Today (January 6) is Epiphany. Among other things, it reminds us that there are 12 days in Christmas, that Christmas is a “Season” in the Church calendar, that we ought to give it a whole lot more attention, reflection, and prayer than just one day! Matthew 2:1-12 is the standard Gospel lesson for Epiphany— recounting …

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An Advent Meditation: Not Forsaking What We Need Because We Aren’t Getting What We Want

They came about this very same time of year— seeking money for food. Tired. Unkept. Unemployed. She, expecting a child. The young couple explained that they had their tickets for the bus trip home. All they needed was money for food for their three-day journey. “Money?,” I asked. “Well, yes,” they told me, “the bus …

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“Reel Christmas”: Affirming the Eternity Cast Among Us

“Reel Theology” is the name we have given to an exploration of sacred themes across a wide spectrum of films. “Cinema Divina,” I have referred to it elsewhere.  Other titles that come to mind include “Seeing God at the Movies” and “Focused Discussions at the Intersection of Hollywood and Divine.” (It was the focus, in …

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