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Advent Reflection

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...

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!

Keep The "X" In Xmas

Rev. William Lovin | Posted 02.12.2012 | Religion
Rev. William Lovin

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.

Was Jesus Born Into A Broken Family? A Reflection for Advent

Jon M. Sweeney | Posted 02.05.2012 | Religion
Jon M. Sweeney

Can it be that the story of Advent and Christmas holds less meaning for the single, separated, and divorced? I don't think so -- not if we look at the facts.

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.

The Christmas We Are Waiting For

Sister Joan Chittister, OSB | Posted 05.25.2011 | Religion
Sister Joan Chittister, OSB

The waiting time for Christmas is almost over. But so what? After all, there is nothing special about waiting. It's what we're waiting for that matters.

When Jesus Comes, Everything Changes: An Advent Experience In Cairo

Lynne Hybels | Posted 05.25.2011 | Religion
Lynne Hybels

In the Garbage Village I found my Advent story. "When Jesus comes to a place, it changes the whole society," said Father Samaan, priest of the St. Simon Coptic Orthodox Church in Cairo, Egypt. And so it does.

An Advent Reflection on God and Animal Cruelty

Bruce Friedrich | Posted 05.25.2011 | Religion
Bruce Friedrich

Jesus' message is one of love and compassion, yet there is nothing loving or compassionate about the modern industries that produce almost all of the chickens, pigs and other farmed animals that are turned into meat in this country

Advent: A Four-Week Course On Patience

Rev. Dr. James A. Kowalski | Posted 05.25.2011 | Religion
Rev. Dr. James A. Kowalski

Advent waiting is the time of relinquishing our desire to have outcomes our way and on our schedule. Can we trust that what God has in store for us is worthier of wonder and awe than even our deepest hopes?