Month: December 2021

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The Star of Bethlehem

December 15, 2021


A Mystery of the ages One of the most evocative elements in gospel accounts of our Lord’s birth is the reference to a “star in the east” that led mysterious Magi to travel westward bearing gifts to honor the newborn King. It has inspired glorious music and artwork - and no end of speculation concerning…


How do we, as followers of Christ, engage the secular world? This is no simple question, as the situations and circumstances are nearly infinite in possibility. Since St. Augustine penned “The City of God,” there has been a general understanding that Jesus did not come to establish an earthly dominion. One might argue there have…