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Terra Firma

From the March 2010 Print Edition

Yes, you’re right. I’m sure Armageddon’s coming: wars, tsunamis, hurricanes, earthquakes, locusts, killer flus, et cetera. Yes, I’m awed by all the destruction. I concede your point that the world might end, and all your puny labors will be as nothing. Still, you can’t go . . . . Continue Reading »

Advent Carol

From the December 2009 Print Edition

Hush that anguished hymn you’re humming: “Come, O Come, Emmanuel.” Trumpet Christmas! Fix his coming firmly at “The First Nowell.” He’s already come in glory! Why plead, “Savior, come at last”? Let’s talk Christmas! Tell a story safely in the distant past. Drown out John the . . . . Continue Reading »