Live always at the edge of poetic possibilty, even in the face of severe prose. - Walter Bruggemann
Wednesday, December 26, 2007
Christmas Eve Service at the Christmas Lutheran Church In Bethlehem
Here is a link to view excerpts from the Christmas Eve Service in Bethlehem. As you can see it was a very moving and beautiful service. The excerpt is from the Advent Calender from the Evangelical Lutheran Church in the Jordan and Holy Land.
Journal. Diary. Copious Notes. Musings. Thought. Reflection. Observation. Welcome to A Thin Place. All of this, maybe more, is a record of my year in Jerusalem - the thinest place on earth.
A "thin place", in Celtic tradition, is someplace, anyplace, where the spiritual world and the mortal world come so close to one another that you almost see, definitely feel, and maybe even can touch the presence of God. I suspect that my life in Israel will contain moments of clarity just like this. The opaque will become translucent, the hazy clear, and God's presence a reality.
After serving congregations in Fairfield, Bridgeport, and Wilton, CT I am the Senior Redevelopment Pastor at Orange Congregational Church in Orange, CT. Prior to that I lived in Jerusalem (the real one) and I have three GORGEOUS children, the loves of my life.