Matthew’s genealogy of Jesus: An Advent reflection

When it comes to perusing Biblical scripture, genealogies hardly make for scintillating reading, but that's what we tucked into last Sunday night at Ember Faith Community in Lancaster, PA. To the uninitiated, genealogies can come across as tedious lists of difficult to pronounce names that at first glance do not hold any real theological importance. …

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What we should never forget about 9/11

In response to the September 11, 2001 attacks on New York City, the Pentagon, and in a hijacked airplane over Pennsylvania, country music superstar Alan Jackson put out a single entitled "Where were you?" I was living in El Paso, TX in officer housing on Fort Bliss, the army base where my then wife was …

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