Advent

Mary, Mercy, and the Magnificat

By Shane Raynor
If you’ve never read the Magnificat closely, you should. (It’s the text of Luke 1:46-55, where Mary prophesies during her visit to her relative Elizabeth.) I’ve… read more

Advent: A Season of Redemption

By Alex Joyner
An Unusual Advent Tale The feature film 12 Years a Slave, released in the fall of 2013, tells an Advent story of sorts. Based on the true story of Solomon Northup, a free black… read more

Advent, Christmas, and Epiphany

By Ronald J. Allen
The word Advent transliterates the Latin adventus, which means “coming.” The season of Advent makes a double-edged theological point. Advent ties together the first… read more

Communal Prayer for Advent 4 Mt. 1:18-25)

By Kasey Hitt
God, we know the story of Christmas comes alive as it intersects with our own stories. This morning we pray for the faith of Joseph. In the middle of making his own plans he… read more

Communal Prayer for Advent 3 (Mt. 11:2-11)

By Kasey Hitt
Jesus, when in prison John the Baptist needed to hear from You, needed to ask if You were the Expected One. All of us ask that at some point, especially during difficult times… read more

Advent Resurrection

By Don Underwood
The disciples had been sitting around Jerusalem for three days. The crucifixion had wiped out all their hopes and dreams. In their understanding, Jesus was dead and buried, sealed … read more
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