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Advent Season

Welcome Home! Amidst Torture and 'Man's Inhumanity to Man'

Rev. Susan Baller-Shepard | Posted 02.10.2015 | Religion
Rev. Susan Baller-Shepard

Advent reminds us we once welcomed Jesus home to earth, and it didn't go so well. Humanity messed up. We're still messing up. To become human is to risk two things: to risk being inhumane to others, or to risk being treated inhumanely.

Advent 2014: A Season Of Waiting For The Coming Of Christ

The Huffington Post | HuffPost Religion Editors | Posted 12.01.2014 | Religion

Advent (from the Latin adventus meaning "coming") is a liturgical season observed in many Western Christian churches as a time of expectant waiting an...

Incarnational Boundaries

Zach J. Hoag | Posted 02.17.2014 | Religion
Zach J. Hoag

When we consider the Incarnation this Advent, let's remember the valuing of humanity over ideology. And, perhaps in a fresh way, let's receive the permission we need to live healthier, safer, more truly human lives.

Advent 2013: A Season Of Waiting For The Coming Of Christ

Posted 11.30.2013 | Religion

Advent (from the Latin adventus meaning "coming") is a liturgical season observed in many Western Christian churches as a time of expectant waiting an...

Advent 2012: A Season Of Waiting For The Coming Of Christ

The Huffington Post | Jahnabi Barooah | Posted 12.02.2012 | Religion

Editor's note: Dear reader, may you have a blessed Advent! HuffPost Religion invites you to share your Advent reflections and experiences with us. Wha...

Advent Birth Pains: Staying Awake To The Heart Cry Of The World

Rev. Laura Rose | Posted 02.13.2012 | Religion
Rev. Laura Rose

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!

Advent 2011: A Season Of Waiting For The Coming Of Christ (PHOTOS)

Posted 11.26.2011 | Religion

Advent (from the Latin adventus meaning "coming") is a liturgical season observed in many Western Christian churches as a time of expectant waiting an...

Advent: One of Those Dangerous Religious Ideas

Matthew L. Skinner | Posted 01.23.2012 | Religion
Matthew L. Skinner

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.

Christmas Holiday Cheer For Those With A Sense Of Irony

Rita Nakashima Brock, Ph. D. | Posted 05.25.2011 | Religion
Rita Nakashima Brock, Ph. D.

An artist friend of mine creates personal Christmas cards that capture some of the ironies of the season. I always look forward to seeing what is in those envelopes from Houston every December.