tree, branch, cones
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Look! The Days Are Coming!

Jeremiah 33:14–16; Luke 21:25–28 It was Thanksgiving weekend of 2021, also known as the beginning of the “Christmas season.” The excitement was building in a Milwaukee suburb as people lined the streets for the annual Christmas parade. It was especially anticipated because the year before, the Covid-19 pandemic led to the cancellation of the parade. […]

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Ertell & Paul with Ben Mkentane
Ertell Whigham (L) and Paul Leichty (R) with South African intern, Benjamin Mkentane, Summer 1986

I Must Decrease

For this reason my joy has been fulfilled. He must increase, but I must decrease.” (John 3:29d-30) On a mid-December weekend, I traveled from north central to southeast Pennsylvania for a special recognition of a friend and former pastoral colleague. In 1990, he and I and one other person were the founding pastors of a unique

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Coming of the Magi
James Tissot, Public domain, via Wikimedia Commons

Reflections on Epiphany 2021

We have now entered the season of the church year called Epiphany. The word “Epiphany” has roots in a Greek word meaning ”to shine forth.” While we celebrate the birth of Jesus as Israel’s Messiah in the Christmas season, Epiphany celebrates the revelation or shining forth of the Messiah as the light of the world, a light to all nations.

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