Why Frankincense?

A Christmas Day Sermon: One of my favourite things to do is burn frankincense. I started this whilst living in Egypt and enjoying it in the Coptic churches. All the way through the Old Testament, the priests would burn incense. And somehow this represents before God the prayer of the people. Even today in many... Continue Reading →

An Advent Poem

In our secret yearningswe wait for your coming,and in our grinding despairwe doubt that you will. And in this privileged placewe are surrounded by witnesses who yearn more than do weand by those who despair more deeply than do we. Look upon your church and its pastorsin this season of hopewhich runs so quickly to... Continue Reading →

What was God to do?

Some exquisiteness from the magnificent 'On the Incarnation' by St. Athanasius (298-373 AD) (Kindle Edition)!  My title 'What was God to do?' comes from a repeated question Athanasius asks in this chapter. Chapter III: The Divine Dilemma and its solution in the Incarnation - (continued) (11)  "When God the Almighty was making mankind through His... Continue Reading →

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