The First Sunday of Advent: Waiting for the Shepherd

An Advent wreath with the first candle lit, signifiying our yearning for our shepherd.

Waiting for the Shepherd He will feed his flock like a shepherd. He will carry the lambs in his arms, holding them close to his heart. He will gently lead the mother sheep with their young. Isaiah 40:11 This is the first Sunday in Advent, the beginning of the season in which Christians throughout the [Read More...]

Advent Begins Tomorrow. Today Is The Last Day of the Christian Year. Should You Care?

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If we rightly understand the Christian Year, we will see it as a way to structure our lives in light of the life, ministry, and lordship of Jesus. [Read more...]

The Advent of Advent

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Advent is coming. And, given that the word “advent” is derived from the Latin term adventus, which means “visit” or “coming,” one might well speak of the advent of Advent, the imminent coming of the Christian season of Advent. Many people I know – including me – feel eager about the approach of Advent, much [Read More...]

Generous Love

The final Sunday of Advent is the “love” candle, and that made me think about generosity – a fitting meditation as this week moves forward. Here is where I come back around to Advent. Because, let’s remember: generosity and love are intimately linked. It is impossible to be generous toward someone you do not love—and [Read More...]


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