Christmas Day

Wait a minute!  This is a Christmas Day story? Where’s “O little town of Bethlehem?” The narrative attributed to John is not a story of…

The Fourth Sunday of Advent and Christmas Eve

I was born in the New York Presbyterian Hospital and raised on the banks of the Hudson River just west of the city in a New Jersey town aptly named West New York. Throughout my life…

The Third Sunday of Advent

Ever since my first job, I always feared making a mistake.  I feared getting written up, spoken to, or even fired from the job. 

The Second Sunday of Advent

The sacrament of baptism is how we are marked as God’s own. John the Baptist acted in fulfilling the prophecy of Isaiah by baptizing individuals after they confessed their sins…

The First Sunday of Advent

The season of giving is upon us, there is conflict in the world, and the needs in our communities near and far are significant.