Christmas Reflection: Follow that Star

(Matthew 2:1-12) This “beautiful Star of Bethlehem” has captured the hearts and imaginations of people for hundreds and hundreds of years. Poets, artists, and musicians have explored the mystery of this object—the holy light guiding the enigmatic magi to the Christ child. Actual historians and astronomers—honest to goodness scientists–pour over data and debate what exactly…

Sunday’s Sermon

My sermon on the Slaughter of the Innocents is posted here. Much thanks to my seminary profs David May and Mike Graves for the insights provided in their book Preaching Matthew: Interpretation and Proclamation.