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Advent 2014: A Season Of Waiting For The Coming Of Christ
Advent 2013: A Season Of Waiting For The Coming Of Christ
Advent 2012: A Season Of Waiting For The Coming Of Christ
Advent Birth Pains: Staying Awake To The Heart Cry Of The World
Rev. Laura Rose
Senior Pastor, First Congregational Church of Alameda
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
Pastor, Congregational United Church of Christ, Iowa City
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
Author of Inventing Hell, The Pope Who Quit, The Enthusiast
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
Professor of New Testament at Luther Seminary in Saint Paul
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
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
Author, 'Nice Girls Don’t Change the World'
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
Executive Director, The Good Food Institute
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
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Advent: A Four-Week Course On Patience
Rev. Dr. James A. Kowalski
Dean, Cathedral Church of Saint John the Divine, New York City
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?
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