Coming This Sunday

December 11: Few think of Paul as the "old ball coach." But one can imagine him holding the arm of the player about to enter the game. This is not a time for new material. Instead, the coach repeats what has already been stressed: rejoice always, pray constantly and in all circumstances give thanks. "Always" and "in all circumstances" give most readers pause. Join me on the third Sunday of Advent to explore Paul's recommended course to discovering the depths of existence. —Pastor Steven