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Joy Shall Be Yours in the Morning: A Humanist Christmas Homily

Night is falling, snow is coming on a frosty, December evening. Mole and Rat are sprucing up Mole’s home (in Chapter 5 of Kenneth Grahame’s Wind in the Willows.) They’ve just arrived there, somewhat unexpectedly, after a long journey. They … Continue reading

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Christmas Eve Meditation

Earth\u2019s northern latitudes begin tilting, slowly, back toward the sun. Though the coldest days lay still ahead, the planet has indeed turned on its great axis. In this dark season the ancients called midwinter we receive the promise of the … Continue reading

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Rejoice! (A Defense of the Holidays as They Are!)

Gaudete! Rejoice! If you hear me say nothing else this morning, hear my invitation to rejoice this midwinter season. Gaudete! I am rejoicing over something that technically has nothing to do with the holiday season but just happens to be … Continue reading

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