Open wide the gates of hope and let us through

One of the most disturbing scenes in Serenity is after Captain Malcolm Reynolds, on the run while trying to discover the secret kept by the highest echelons of the tyrannical Alliance, discovers that practically all of his friends and business partners have been hunted down by the Alliance’s Operative. The Operative calls to ask him, … Continue reading

Morning Exsultet

Let’s say you are a pastor or worship planner whose church doesn’t do an Easter Vigil. But you want to share some of the rich tradition of that service with your congregation members. What do you do? Why, you adapt the Exsultet for use during the ordinary prayer time on Easter morning! This is my … Continue reading

O Oriens (December 21)

O DAWN from on high, splendor of God’s light and sun of justice: Come and enlighten those who sit in darkness, in the shadow of death. O come, thou Dayspring, come and cheer our spirits by thy justice here; disperse the gloomy clouds of night, and death’s dark shadows put to flight. Rejoice! Rejoice! Emmanuel … Continue reading

Where Jesus is always the Light

Wouldn’t it be great if Jesus was always visible in our churches? Wouldn’t it be great if Jesus always illuminated our lives and communities?