Why I Am an “Adventophile” . . . a Lover of Advent

The Advent Wreath at Irvine Presbyterian Church, c. 2004

I am a proud “Adventophile,” a lover of Advent. But I wasn’t raised this way. I didn’t start valuing Advent until I became the Senior Pastor of Irvine Presbyterian Church in Southern California. Why? Why was Advent growing on me? Why had I come to love this season that had mattered so little in the [Read More...]