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Welcome Home! Amidst Torture and 'Man's Inhumanity to Man'
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
Zach J. Hoag
Author, Preacher, Binge-Watcher
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
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!
Advent 2011: A Season Of Waiting For The Coming Of Christ (PHOTOS)
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.
Christmas Holiday Cheer For Those With A Sense Of Irony
Rita Nakashima Brock, Ph. D.
Director, The Soul Repair Center
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.
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