This Great Hunger

Here’s Bradford Winters on his family’s recent trip to Ireland, and “this great hunger”: For when I came to Ireland entirely well-fed and altogether famished, I came planning that our family sabbatical would double in ways as an individual semi-retreat. I would be working, yes, but far away from the hectic elements of life back [Read More...]

Advent Peace

Yesterday was the second Sunday of Advent, and, as promised, I’m posting another round of Advent reflections that I wrote a few years ago. Here’s an excerpt from the one on “peace”: Peace, as St. Augustine says, is more than simply the absence of war. It is the tranquility of order—when all of the spheres [Read More...]

Reflection for the First Week of Advent (Plus a Calendar!)

Welcome to Advent! Some of my friends who work at the Center for Christianity, Culture, and the Arts at Biola sent me a link to their very cool new online Advent calendar, which you can access here. They described it this way: Transforming the familiar Advent calendar — a cardboard home waiting to reveal prized [Read More...]

Almost Advent

It’s Black Friday, but that also means that the new year starts this weekend! No, not by the Gregorian calendar – by the church calendar, which celebrates the four Sundays leading up to Christmas as the season of Advent. The first Sunday of Advent is this Sunday, December 1. And that means the new year [Read More...]


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