The past couple of weeks I have started following the work of Scott Erickson. You can follow him on Instagram @scottthepainter. I particularly like what he had to say a few days ago about assumptions. He has graciously given me permission to repost. As usual, your thoughts and comments are welcome. —— Assumptions – ByContinue reading “Assumptions”
Advent: Flipping the Script By Scott Lencke Welcome to the new year. Not the calendar new year, but the church’s new year that begins with the season of Advent. This is our rhythm in which we both remember the coming of God’s Messiah so long ago, but also we longingly hope for the coming ofContinue reading “Scott Lencke: Advent – Flipping the Script”
The best overall site that I have found for further information on St. Nicholas is The St. Nicholas Center.
IM Book Review: Reflections of Immanuel, by Scott Lencke “Getting ready for Christmas” is commonly experienced as an uptick in the speed and frenzy of life. We rush, scurry, and get caught up in the “mall religion” around us. With grace and insight, Scott Lencke offers us a well-trodden but forgotten alternative path — theContinue reading “IM Book Review: Reflections of Immanuel, by Scott Lencke”
My favorite piece of liturgy in the world is a sentence in the opening section of the Traditional Service of Nine Lessons and Carols broadcast round the world on the BBC. Why is it so moving? Because it is beautiful and true. Each year, as more and more of those I know join the saintsContinue reading “Monday with Michael Spencer: My Favorite Piece of Christmas Liturgy”
Sermon: Advent 4A How Silently, How Silently (Matthew 1:18-25) The Lord be with you. Whereas the Gospel of Luke tells the story of Jesus’ birth from Mary’s perspective, Matthew tells it through the eyes of Joseph. Both of these accounts share common elements in describing what took place. Both testify that Jesus was to beContinue reading “Sermon: Advent IV — How Silently, How Silently”
Pastor Dan and his wife graciously treated us by inviting us to join them last night for a performance of Handel’s Messiah at the Center for the Performing Arts here in Indianapolis. It was magnificent. The Palladium is a state of the art concert venue, and the Indianapolis Symphony Orchestra and Symphonic Choir, directed byContinue reading “Enjoying Handel’s Sublime Gift”