My Feature Blogger this week is Russell Brown of Russellings of the Spirit. I’ve featured Russ before because, well, I just plain like the guy. But ALSO because this “retired Methodist pastor, father, grandfather, stumbler, seeker, and servant” always–always–has something worthy and wise to say!
On our morning walk today, I saw a sign in a neighbor’s front yard that read: “JESUS IS THE REASON FOR THE SEASON.”
And being the eager Jesus follower I am, I responded with a hearty,“Heck yeah! That’s right, brother/sister/non-binary ally, whoever you are! You’re telling some serious truth right there.”
In that moment, I was caught up in that perennial Yuletide fervor that requires Christians to moan and wail about the gross commercialization of “our” sacred season.“Fie on Santa and his elves and all of their heathen merry-making! People need to focus a lotMOREon the story of God’s miraculous, world-changing incarnation and a lotLESSon finding the best recipe for homemade EGGNOG!”
And of course, that is all true.
But what if… what…
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