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Advent Is a Season of Longing
What does the time spent anticipating Christmas have to do with the wilderness?
Advent Is a Season of Longing. Undoubtedly, some people are just not “feeling it” this Advent, due to temperament or circumstance or who knows what.
Advent: The Birth of Christ Is Too Big for One Day
Why our family is celebrating Advent this year.
Dec 4, 2017. advent, christmas, tradition, hope. Advent: The Birth of Christ Is Too Big for One Day. Advent: The Birth of Christ Is Too Big for One Day. Why
The Critical Role of Name-Calling in Our Witness: You Are ‘Beloved’
Perfectionism is just chronic insecurity in disguise.
Before the advent of social media, many in the previous generation used their parents' basements to start rock bands and Fortune 500 companies that would go on to rock the world.
Feeling the ‘Ugh’ at Christmastime
Can your church be honest about heartache this Advent?
Can your church be honest about heartache this Advent? For most of my life, Advent was nothing more than a calendar with chocolates hidden behind little doors.
Every Woman Wants a Role Model—Someone to Look Up To. Is Mary that Person?
We see in Mary what God wants from all of us: faithful obedience.
Dec 22, 2017. mary, nativity, advent, obedience. During the season of Advent, though, all eyes turn to arguably the most well-known of biblical women: Mary, the mother of Jesus.
Playlist: The Best New Christmas Music
Be of good cheer: We are in a moment of theologically rich, artistically wonderful recordings.
seasonal recommendations. The Advent and Christmas seasons are filled with more than their share of paradoxes. We Songs for Advent. In my circles
Forks & Spoons - A Simple Evangelism Strategy [Gospel Life Podcast]
Start each week with this encouragement to show and share the love of Jesus.
One place people are open to, however, is a meal and some hospitality. This Advent, consider ways to open up your home to those who don't yet know Jesus.
The Eternal Gospel Meets the Modern World
How the earliest evangelicals struggled to leave their imprint on emerging trends in science, law, and culture.
Later chapters explore how early evangelicals interacted with the advent of modern science, law, and art, areas which were undergoing profound shifts in the Anglo-American world.
Pilgrim’s Progress: How Restlessness Leads Us to Jesus
Exile is part of the Christian experience. But our wandering is not without a destination.
The time-tested rhythms of that calendar—from Advent through Ordinary Time—help us trace the footsteps of Jesus by focusing on each movement of his life, death, and resurrection
In the 'DuckTales' Reboot, Family Remains Scrooge's Riskiest Adventure
As the new Disney series reminds us, 'Family is nothing but trouble.' That's exactly what makes it valuable.
In the 'DuckTales' Reboot, Family Remains Scrooge's Riskiest Adventure. As the new Disney series reminds us, 'Family is nothing but trouble.' That's exactly what makes it valuable.
Why Advent Is More Jewish Than You Think
As a Messianic Jew, I see the rich origins of this liturgical season.
Opinion |Discipleship. Why Advent Is More Jewish Than You Think. So how did a nice, Hanukkah-celebrating Jewish girl like me come to embrace Advent?
Practicing Advent in a Time of Turbulence
As our nation deals with division and distrust, how do we approach this liturgical season?
Opinion |Discipleship. Practicing Advent in a Time of Turbulence. Never before have I been so eager for Advent to begin. This past church year began with the San Bernardino shootings.
The Year in Liturgical Cinema: Advent
Movie aliens aren't real. That doesn't keep them from raising thought-provoking provoking questions for us today.
The Year in Liturgical Cinema: Advent. Advent is the final chapter in this exploration as we celebrate the season of Christmas and Christ coming to Earth as a human being.
My Special Gift to You: A Free, Downloadable Advent Devotional
Nearly two dozen Christian leaders contributed reflections on the birth of Christ
Nov 16, 2016. Advent, Christmas, devotional. My Special Gift to You: A Free, Downloadable Advent Devotional. My Special Gift to You: A Free, Downloadable Advent Devotional.
Bearing the Light
Light Upon Light. Reflections on Advent and Christmas. View in context. For Christians, the Christmas season begins with the first Sunday of Advent, the start of the Christian New Year.
The More Lasting Story
Light Upon Light. Reflections on Advent and Christmas. Devotion. Several years ago I began incorporating the poetry and fiction of past writers into my devotional readings for Advent.
Walking in the Light
Light Upon Light. Reflections on Advent and Christmas. Devotion. Thus comes Advent, the last of the three winter seasons to develop in the Christian calendar.
The Story That Changes Us
Light Upon Light. Reflections on Advent and Christmas. Devotion. Week of December 19, 2016. The time is upon us: It is the final full week before Christmas.
The Light That Heals
Light Upon Light. Reflections on Advent and Christmas. Devotion. Twitter Reply on Twitter. Facebook Join the conversation on Facebook. Tags: Advent|Christmas.
Sunday Church Services Are Not About YouSubscriber Access Only
Six tangible ways congregations can shift their gatherings from me to us.
Though most modern churches don't use incense, using live greens at Advent, lilies at Easter, or even scented candles helps develop a shared “fragrance memory” among the family of
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The ‘Protestant Work Ethic’ Really Does Fight Poverty
The ‘Protestant Work Ethic’ Really Does Fight Poverty
How Christian discipleship affects household income.
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