Sweet Songs, Cosmic Santas & the Naughty List

‘Tis the season for Jingly music everywhere. Some people enjoy the 24/7 carol-fest that the season brings, others want to gouge their eyes out with ice-cream scoops and I’ll make a broad-brush statement and say most of us probably fall somewhere in between. Most of the time I am fairly firm in my denial of the existence of Santa’s workshop, but the weird elves living in plain sight among us who claim to “like Christmas music year-round” do make me think it may exist as there is no other explanation for such… Read More

God “With Us”

Written by Susan Dunk I am writing Advent lessons for the kids classes at KW Redeemer and I was reminded of a brilliant blog I read at this time last year by Dr. Jono Linebaugh. “What’s in Two Names”. The Redeemer KiDS will hear from the Jesus Story Book Bible’s “He’s Here!” which is the Biblical narrative of Christ’s arrival… “Now the birth of Jesus Christ, was as follows: After His mother Mary was betrothed to Joseph, before they came together, she was found with child of the Holy Spirit. Then Joseph… Read More

Where Fear meets Hope

Written By Susan Dunk “O little town of Bethlehem,” is one of those Christmas carols I don’t sing too often. To be clear, it’s a beautiful song, it just feels like I’m singing to a town…instead of the Babe of that town. However, in that classic Christmas song lies a lyric that sums up Advent in a single phrase: Yet in thy dark streets shineth The everlasting Light The hopes and fears of all the years Are met in thee tonight This is the heartbeat of Advent … into our darkness shone… Read More