Sermon for Christmas Day, December 25, 2020 (John 1:1-18)

"Adoration of the Shepherds," Matthias Stomer (1632) My dear brothers and sisters in Christ, Today we are witnesses to a wondrous mystery, the likes of which has never happened before, and will never happen again.  A moment when the divine and the human realms have merged, when God steps down from the heavenly realms to … Continue reading Sermon for Christmas Day, December 25, 2020 (John 1:1-18)

A Black Country Nativity (Michael Prescott, 1968)

The following was originally published in the British Regional newspaper, The Express & Star, in 1968, by Michael Prescott, a Sunday School teacher who had moved to England's Black Country region, and was taken by the region's dialect.  He had his students tell Bible stories in their own words, and recorded them as follows: There was … Continue reading A Black Country Nativity (Michael Prescott, 1968)