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Christmas Doesn't Belong to Christians

Christmas Doesn't Belong to Christians

Matthew D. Taylor  12.22.2015
So as we draw near to the end of this season of Advent, as we ponder this mystery, as we give gifts like the Magi, as we sing songs like...
Why We Need Advent

Why We Need Advent

Shannon Craig Straw  12.21.2015
It's because of our own expectations that we need Advent - not a time to wait for the gift we think we want, but a time to prepare to receive...
The Social Conscience of the Saint John's Bible II -- On Syrian Refugees and the Reversals of Christmas

The Social Conscience of the Saint John's Bible II -- On Syrian Refugees and the Reversals of Christmas

Paul N. Anderson  12.21.2015
Pleasant images of nativity scenes adorn hearth and home during Christmas and Advent seasons, but when we stop and take a closer look,...
All I Want for Christmas is Hope

All I Want for Christmas is Hope

Sara Barton  12.21.2015
Do you ever feel that the 24-hour cycle of breaking news literally might break you? That it might break your heart? I have to confess...

Campus Ministry: From Advent to Christmas

Pastor Andy Ballentine  12.18.2015
The College Room is empty these days. But I'm very glad that the students are getting a break. At the College of William and Mary most...
Rita Ora Recreates Iconic 'Jingle Bell Rock' Dance From 'Mean Girls'

Rita Ora Recreates Iconic 'Jingle Bell Rock' Dance From 'Mean Girls'

Cole Delbyck  12.17.2015
And on the 12th day of Christmas, Rita Ora gave Lindsay Lohan a run for her money. As part of Love magazine's 2015 advent...
Advent: God's Redemption Plan is the Story of Women

Advent: God's Redemption Plan is the Story of Women

Kelly Ladd Bishop  12.17.2015
Christmas is coming. We are in the season of advent, a time of waiting. Advent is the story of women. It is the story of infertility, long...
Waking Up for Christmas

Waking Up for Christmas

Tajci Cameron   12.17.2015
This year, I've been exploring turning points that shift us into living with joy and purpose, and then bring goodness and love into our...
An Advent Declaration on Gun Violence

An Advent Declaration on Gun Violence

Kutter Callaway  12.16.2015
When it comes to guns, don't give up on the Christian community just yet. We need your prophetic voice. We need your forgiveness. We need...
We Gon' Be Alright

We Gon' Be Alright

Michael W. Waters  12.15.2015
Until black lives matter... We gon' be alright. Until justice flows like waters... We gon' be alright.

How To Release Them From Their Debt

Catherine Nagle  12.14.2015
I've come to understand that sometimes the pain that we think comes from someone else's actions or behavior might actually be caused by...

The Winter Forest Gives Us a Clue About How to Experience God

Robert 'Robin' Gottfried  12.14.2015
I like this winter season because I can see the bones of the earth. Sinkholes and cliffs normally hidden by the leaves now show up. I see...
Are you kidding me?

Are you kidding me?

Amylynn Smith  12.12.2015
Let's imagine you are one of those chosen by God to go and be the first to meet His Son. For years people have talked about the coming...
A Brood of Vipers

A Brood of Vipers

John Colatch  12.10.2015
In this week's lectionary Gospel text for the Third Sunday in Advent, John the Baptizer refers to those who have come to hear him preach...