Back on the first Sunday of Advent, I preached about the tendency to mush together Advent and Christmas into one unhealthy season — and I encouraged people to make Advent matter. Well, it turns out the Bishop of Salt Lake City had some very similar ideas, and issued his first pastoral letter at the same time on the importance of Advent.
Not long after, blogger and journalist Terry Mattingly (of the excellent “Get Religion” site) got in touch with me for a piece he was researching on the whole Christmas/Advent mashup. The finished piece popped up in a couple of newspapers around the country (thank you, readers, for sending it my way!). And now Terry has posted it at his blog.
If you’re looking for ways to make these last days of Advent count, take a look.