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Hope Is an Expectant Leap
Advent reminds us that Christian hope is shaped by what has happened and what’s going to happen again.
Advent 2020: Digital Devotional Bundle
A 30-day devotional bundle to help churches, families, and small groups journey through the 2020 Advent season.
He's Here. Now What?
Reflections on the coming of Christ and the weeks after Advent.
The Light of the Nations
The visit of the Magi draws our attention to the global nature of the gospel.
How a Hard-Won Pregnancy Prepared Me for Advent
Elizabeth, Mary’s mentor, helps me see the Incarnation in a new way.
An Advent Image Is Worth a Thousand Words
This season, we’re invited to see symbols of the Nativity not as quaint supplements to doctrinal truth but as robust invitations to faith.
Magi’s Gift Under Threat: The Steep Decline of the Frankincense Tree
Used in worship for millennia, the tree’s resin is in dangerous demand due to popularity of essential oils.
Your God Will Come!
Isaiah 35 is a wilderness promise for exiles—and for us.
Fleming Rutledge: Advent Begins Where Human Potential Ends
This season invites us to turn our face toward the future of God, not man.
Let the Psalms Be Your Guide This Advent
In Old Testament poetry, we find echoes of our deepest longings.
Observing Advent Makes Me Feel Less Alone
Following the rituals of the church calendar remind me that my life is part of the larger story of God’s creation, redemption, and restoration.
Is the Wisdom of Mary Unique for a Teenager?
Psychology suggests why we shouldn't look down on the faith of the young.
Nobodies Were the First to Know
When God announced the birth of Christ to sweaty, uncouth shepherds, he signaled something important about the kind of Messiah he was sending.
Divine Facial Recognition
The Incarnation gave us a God we could recognize and know.
The Audacity of Mary
God chooses the unlikely yet obedient to be his image bearers.
The Incarnation Is the Rule, Not the Exception
How a theology of the ordinary informs Advent.
Why Apocalypse Is Essential to Advent
This season demands a clear view of darkness. Here’s how scholars reckon with it.
4 Reasons to Believe in the Christmas Miracle
Why the supernatural events of this season are both credible and incredible.
Bonhoeffer: Advent Is Like a Prison Cell
In the midst of Nazi resistance, this Christian martyr offered three models for the season of waiting.
The Most Wonderfully Painful Time of the Year
Christmas reminds us that faith in the future does not erase our pain in the present.

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Chinese American Christians Are More Politically Engaged—and More Divided
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