Advent Meditations- Sunday, December 10

<<Return to Advent Meditations page Psalms 148, 149, 150; 114, 115; Amos 6:1-14; Luke 1:57-68; 2 Thess. 1:5-12 The birth of John the Baptist is a miracle in the lives of Elizabeth and Zechariah, who thought they could not have children. And yet, there is another miracle also in what happens after John’s birth: Zechariah, … read more


The #MeToo campaign saturated my social media pages recently, as it has done for many others in our country. Posts showed the suffering, grief, and rage survivors experience and they together called attention to the many dynamics of gender-based harm. Many women described abuse in detail; men asked how they could help; some observed the […]

Calculating Your Route

“Stay in your lane,” that’s the wisdom that the Rev. Kim Jackson imparted at the Harvey Lecture this past week. In talking with students, faculty, and guests about activism in the contemporary world, she reminded us all that engaging in social justice can be overwhelming.  There’s so much that needs to be done—how do we know […]

True nourishment or empty calories?

I thought a lot about bread this term, motivated by the chapel team as they tried to perfect a homemade recipe for our daily Eucharist.  Their small experiments brought changes to the bread I consecrated or received each week—it varied in density, sometimes crumbly and sometimes not, but always hearty with a whole wheat base. […]


Psalm 18:1-20; Isaiah 3:8-15; Luke 20:27-40   Listen to the author read their meditation and prayer: The Rev. Danielle Elizabeth Tumminio, PhD, Advent Meditation   David sings today’s psalm after God delivered him from Saul. In it he describes how God appeared in the heavens, using darkness, arrows, smoke, coal, and fire before swooping down […]