ADVENT 2015: Reflection for the Fourth Sunday of Advent, December 20

by Doris Donnelly Micah 5:1-4a | Hebrews 10:5-10 | Luke 1:39-45 "Repositioning" The fourth week of Advent functions as a Grand Pause and returns us to the early days of Mary’s pregnancy. The altered time sequence moves us back, in the closing days of this season, to a more contemplative way of being, to roots, … Continue reading ADVENT 2015: Reflection for the Fourth Sunday of Advent, December 20

REFLECTION: The Cleric Behind Les Mis

By Doris Donnelly Former PCUSA National Council member Fans of "Les Misérables" on film or stage may be surprised to know that not everyone in France was of good cheer when Victor Hugo published the book in 1862. The anticlerical set was especially offended by the pivotal role of the Bishop of Digne, who helped … Continue reading REFLECTION: The Cleric Behind Les Mis