Tag Archives: Baby Jesus

The Return of the Magi

[From the archives.] “So, you have made it home safely,” said the king. “Yes, Sire. It was a longer journey than we expected, but a journey I would not have missed for my very life,” said one of the king’s … Continue reading

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Jesus is the True Light of Christmas

[On Christmas Eve, 2017, Jane Spriggs preached not only about Jesus’ birth but also about his illuminating trip to the Temple in Jerusalem eight days later. This guest post is adapted from that sermon.] Hello, and Merry Christmas! I’d like … Continue reading

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The Irony of Jesus’ Birth

[Archived post.] The visit of the Magi occurred after Jesus’ birth, but it points to the significance of God’s promise centuries before that he would one day dwell among his people and be Immanuel, God with us. Therefore the Lord … Continue reading

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Joseph’s Pregnant Expectations: an advent tale

[Advent begins this Sunday, so I offer this post from the archives imagining what that first Advent must have been like for Joseph.] *** I didn’t get any sleep last night. I haven’t been sleeping well for a while, in … Continue reading

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Joseph’s Pregnant Conversations – an advent tale

[From the archives: imagining what that first Advent must have been like for Joseph.] *** I didn’t get any sleep last night. I haven’t been sleeping well for a while, in fact. My friends say that’s normal for someone about … Continue reading

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Advent With The People Who Welcomed Jesus First

[From the archives.] Anticipation Christmas carols. They’re all over. From the radio to shopping malls and even in churches. Yes, I said even in churches. We sing about the events surrounding Jesus’ birth, angels proclaiming and shepherds watching and a … Continue reading

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Joseph’s Pregnant Advent

[I’ve been imagining what that first Advent must have been like for Joseph. This is what I came up with.] *** I didn’t get any sleep last night. I haven’t been sleeping well for a while, in fact. My friends … Continue reading

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Epiphany: Magi, Wisdom, and the Presence of God

[Today is Epiphany, which marks the revelation of God incarnate. For the western church this is celebrated by commemorating the visit of the Magi, the revelation of God in the flesh to the gentile nations. I thought it appropriate to … Continue reading

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Tales of the Magi

“So, you have made it home safely,” said the king. “Yes, Sire. It was a longer journey than we expected, but a journey I would not have missed for my very life,” said one of the king’s counselors. “Nor I,” … Continue reading

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