The season of Advent sounds a discordant note in a world abuzz with holiday Muzak: The world around us is in turmoil, God. We need your presence. Come and occupy our world now!
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Even if you're like me and want nothing to do with this fictitious "war" on Christmas, you might still feel that something is not right in what usually happens in December.
When God speaks, often it is outside of the noble confines of the stained-glass edifice. This is what Mark is attempting to tell us: God's movement is often abrupt and unsettling.
Advent (from the Latin adventus meaning "coming") is a liturgical season observed in many Western Christian churches as a time of expectant waiting an...
The impulses behind Advent should alarm those who are overly enamored with the current system, as well as any others who are overly confident in their ability to engineer what's best for the world.
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