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Phillips Brooks was born 12/13/1835 at Boston.  Through his father he was related to the famous Cotton family, while through his mother to the Phillips (Phillips Academy, Andover, MA).  155 more words

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Phillips Brooks' Christmas Miracle

Jesus Christ,

the condescension of divinity,

and the exaltation of humanity.

–Phillips Brooks

Are you familiar with Phillips Brooks (1835-1893)? If you had lived in the mid-to-late 1800s, it’s likely you would have known the name. 700 more words

Sing We Now of Christmas: Where Meek Souls Receive Him Still

(A sermon for December 7, 2014, the Second Sunday of Advent; second in a series, based on Isaiah 40:1-11, 2 Peter 3:8-15a and “O Little Town of Bethlehem”) 2,004 more words

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Soundtrack Of A Photograph, The Christmas Editions, Part 4

Song-O Little Town Of Bethlehem

Artist-Bruce Cockburn

As I sit here and write this Christmas blog for the fourth day straight day I think I need to put out a few warnings. 656 more words

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True light, which shines on everyone, was coming into the world

If you are somewhere safe and secure, a dark, clear, night brings the opportunity to gaze upon the stars, to wonder at their beauty and marvel at the complexity of the universe. 237 more words

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SERMON: The Fire And The Calf, by Phillips Brooks

So they gave it me: then I cast it into the fire, and there came out this calf. (Exodux 32:24)

In the story from which these words are taken we see Moses go up into the mountain to hold communion with God.  

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