Be True to the Story

The Rev. Ben Helmer, Vicar Christmas Day, 2011 St. James’, Eureka Springs Last night was a time to praise God at the manger, to remember Christmases past and sing the old familiar carols. Today and the twelve days of Christmas are a time to ponder on the meaning of it all. All of God’s actions can be understood as interventions. … Read More

To Arrive Where We Started

Ben E. Helmer, Vicar St. James’ Episcopal Church Eureka Springs, Ark. Nov. 27, 2011 Advent 1 Every year in Advent the preacher is put in a tight corner: the preacher can use Advent as a time to rail against the evils of commercialism; or he can take the passage from Mark and use it to terrify everyone with apocalyptic fervor. … Read More