Monthly Archives: December 2007

33 posts

Happy New Year!

I want to wish you all a happy and blessed new year! I will offer more tomorrow, but tonight I am going to play with my family at the First Night Festivities in State College. In the meantime, here is my homily from this afternoon’s service. (Warning, this is a rough cut.) 31 December 2007 The Feast of the Holy Name Numbers 6:22-27 Psalm 8 Galatians 4:4-7 Luke 2:15-21 What’s in a name? (Or, God’s […]

We won! Thanks to you!

A while back I posted this article about the video that we (me, my family, and the rest of my wife’s family, or most of it) made in NYC. It was sponsored by the Gap and Yahoo! and the prize was to win a Vespa. We won! You voted and we won! Thanks so much! You can see the winning videos here (and ignore the name on “The Walmas,” that is our video). I received […]

Central PA Bishop on PBS

I knew nothing of this project until I received the following press release. Unfortunately it is only on HD stations, so I will not be able to see it. Let me know how it is. (Sounds like a curious project to me.) Bishop Baxter Participates in Dialogues in Democracy – January 4 on PBS Last fall, McNeil/Lehrer Productions, which produces The News Hour with Jim Lehrer for PBS, invited Bishop Baxter to participate in their […]

Merry Christmas!

I have been otherwise busy over the last two days with shopping, playing with the kids, cooking, and services. Some have asked what we did on Christmas Eve. My day included preparing the sermon below for the 7 pm service. I am not sure how much I will post in the next day so I wish you all a blessed Christmas season! 24 December 2007 St. Andrew’s, State College Isaiah 9:2-7 Luke 2:1-14(15-20) Psalm 96 […]

Wii Injury Report

10 minutes boxing with my daughter (which is very therapeutic, btw) and I have injured my right shoulder. *sigh* I still cannot hit a baseball except by chance. That game is tough. My daughter is loving (“I loooove it!”) the High School Musical sing-along. We would enjoy it more if she had a bit of a better ear. All in all, a great platform and game play.  

Wii got it!

(Thanks to Matt for the better blog post title). My in-laws are in town this weekend for an early Christmas and came bearing not just gifts but THE gift. A Wii. My daughter, as you can see, is a bit excited. And so am I. 🙂 Bowling is quite fun, but I found it tough to hit the baseball. Clearly I need more practice. So, if you don’t hear from me for a while, you […]

Syriac Traditions of Mary

From Jim Davila: PSEUDEPIGRAPHA AND ARAMAIC WATCH: The Odes of Solomon… PSEUDEPIGRAPHA AND ARAMAIC WATCH: The Odes of Solomon and other ancient Syriac poetry pertaining to the Nativity are discussed in Commonweal Magazine: The Mary We Never KnewNew Light from the Syrian Tradition Sally Cunneen It’s hard to maintain the spirit of anticipation that should mark the season of Advent when Christmas itself has become little more than an occasion for extravagance and consumption. We […]