Nativity scenes that distract us from the harsh realities of Jesus’ birth – still felt by too many today – ought to be done away with, asserts the Rev. Richard Lowell Bryant.
Beware the simple slogans of Christmas’ “reason,” because God doesn’t need a reason, writes the Rev. Richard Lowell Bryant.
What matters most about the approaching Nativity is what we do when we leave the manger, writes the Rev. Richard Lowell Bryant.
Most of what I really need to know about Advent (and Christmas for that matter), I didn’t learn from gazing at Nativity scenes. The Baby Jesus, Mary, Joseph, shepherds, and the three wise men taught me very little about how to live, what to do, and how…
The Rev. Richard Lowell Bryant finds Mark’s story of a withered fig tree — the Lectionary passage for the first Sunday of Advent Dec. 3 – has nothing to do with Jesus coming as an infant.
While others have critiqued Roy Moore for his politics and his sexual behavior, the Rev. Richard Lowell Bryant expresses concern for the state of his soul.
Now’s the time to prayer Jesus’ second most famous prayer from John 17, because we need unity if we are to conquer the evils that plague our time, writes the Rev. Richard Lowell Bryant.
Yes, he really did it – the Rev. Richard Bryant created 95 theses related to Methodism in honor of this weekend’s celebration of the 500th anniversary of Martin Luther’s act that started the Protestant Reformation.
In the contrast of two very different funerals, the Rev. Richard Lowell Bryant finds a sacred encounter with God “being God” in the face of death.
So much of what we think we believe in both religion and politics is being manipulated by outside forces that the Rev. Richard Lowell Bryant thinks it’s time we moved to remembering how much God love us.