Tag Archives: Advent

Advent Waiting, Christmas Celebrating

And just like that the Advent season comes to an end.  It was a good and challenging Advent season for me.  We spent the weeks between Thanksgiving and exams thinking about Advent in chapel.  My guide through much of that … Continue reading

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The Thread of Imagination

In yesterday’s post I mentioned some words and phrases that I’d been mulling over a little bit but hoped to mull over more this holiday weekend.  I think I’d like to start with the thread of imagination. Somewhere along the … Continue reading

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Technology and the Season

Yesterday I mentioned reading C. S. Lewis’s Mere Christianity as one of the “practices” that I’m putting in place for the Advent season.  Suggestions for times like these usually involve both adding and removing from the routine to help set … Continue reading

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Running the Halls (or: revisiting Mere Christianity)

One of the few practices I’m trying out over the Advent season is the (re)reading of a book.  Because the season last just over three weeks, I thought it was a decent amount of time to do a slow reread … Continue reading

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Advent and the Clash of Calendars

Today marks the beginning of the Advent season which, in turn, marks the beginning of what is known as the church calendar.  That church calendar is not much of a Baptist thing, is something kept and nurtured by more liturgical … Continue reading

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Scribbling Out of the Silence

This morning’s Gospel reading was from early in the book of Luke, Zechariah nine-months silent after questioning Gabriel’s message of hope for the old man and his barren wife.  Zechariah walked out of the temple mute but making signs with … Continue reading

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Advent and the Prayer for Deliverance

THE SEASON OF ADVENT started this past Sunday.  I had the opportunity to speak at a church in the area.  I used my moment to talk about story and promises and hope.  I’m not sure if it made much sense … Continue reading

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