Princeton University Religious Life

Christmas Eve Service

Christmas Eve Service

Here we are again – it is Christmas Eve. Here we are again, brought to the side of the manger, whether we are ready to be here or whether we are not. Whether we have gotten everything done for work or Christmas, or whether we have not. Whether our spirits are ready to engage in the Christmas story, or whether they are not. Here we are again on Christmas Eve, no matter where the last 12 months have taken us, perhaps a great sadness, hopefully not a tragedy; perhaps a great joy, perhaps long days of hard work worth doing. No matter where the last year has taken u

Bucknell Baccalaureate Address

Bucknell Baccalaureate Address

Thank you all so much for the privilege and honor of being here. It’s always a bit nerve-wracking to be introduced by someone who knows you well, and has much that they could say, so let me thank you, Bill, for your gentle, generous, yet restrained introduction. My warmest congratulations to the Bucknell Class of 2008, to your parents and extended families, your friends, your teachers, trustees, administrators, alumni and all. I am profoundly grateful for the chance to be back here. Bucknell took a real risk on me some years ago – fresh out of sem