[ Daily Advent Reflection ] The Gospel According to Zephaniah (and Tom Waits)

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The Gospel According to Zephaniah (and Tom Waits) Daily Advent Reflection. Debra Dean Murphy. Zephaniah 3:8-13. Thursday, December 22, 2011“On that day you shall not be put to shame because of all the deeds by which you have           rebelled against me” - Zeph. 3:11“There’s no eye for an eye, there’s no tooth for a tooth. I saw Judas Iscariot carrying John Wilkes Booth.” - Tom Waits, “Down There by the Train” Listen: [ Youtube ] [ Spotify ] These daily Slow Church Advent Reflections are based on the Daily Readings of the Revised Common Lectionary (Year B). We lov … [Read more...]

[Daily Advent Reflection] The Theme Song of Slow Church?

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The Theme Song of Slow Church? Daily Advent Reflection. Chris Smith. Luke 1:46b-55. Tuesday, December 20, 2011The Magnificat - Arvo Pärt Listen:  [ YouTube ] [ Spotify ]Magnificat - The Psalters Listen: [ YouTube ]   These daily Slow Church Advent Reflections are based on the Daily Readings of the Revised Common Lectionary (Year B). We love for you to read and reflect along with us! To keep up with this daily Advent series, follow SlowChurch.com on FACEBOOK or TWITTER. One of the lectionary texts for today (as well as both yesterday a … [Read more...]

[Daily Advent Reflection] Claiming a People and a Place.

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Claiming a People and a Place. Daily Advent Reflection. Craig Goodwin. John 7:40-52. Saturday, December 17, 2011Lo! How a rose e're blooming From tender stem hath sprung Of Jesse's lineage coming As those of old have sungIt came, a flowerth bright Amid the cold of winter When half-spent was the night- "Lo! How A Rose E'er Blooming"  Lo How A Rose E’er Blooming by Sufjan StevensThese daily Slow Church Advent Reflections are based on the Daily Readings of the Revised Common Lectionary (Year B). We love for you to read and reflect along w … [Read more...]

[Daily Advent Reflection] Joy in a Tangible Kingdom.

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Joy in a Tangible Kingdom. Daily Advent Reflection. Kyle Mobley. 2 Samuel 6:12-19. Friday, December 16, 2011 Angels we have on heard high Sweetly singing ore the plains And the mountains in reply Echoing their joyous strainsGloria in excelsis Deo Gloria in excelsis Deo "Angels We Have Heard on High" Sixpence None the Richer  - Listen [ Youtube ]These daily Slow Church Advent Reflections are based on the Daily Readings of the Revised Common Lectionary (Year B). We love for you to read and reflect along with us! To keep up with this daily Advent series, follow … [Read more...]

[Daily Advent Reflection] Did the Gentle Beasts Watch in Awe?

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Did the Gentle Beasts Watch in Awe? Daily Advent Reflection. John Jay Alvaro. 2 Samuel 6:1-11. Thursday, December 15, 2011 "I," said the donkey, shaggy and brown "I carried His mother up hill and down I carried His mother to Bethlehem town" "I," said the donkey, shaggy and brown.The Friendly Beasts by Sufjan StevensThese daily Slow Church Advent Reflections are based on the Daily Readings of the Revised Common Lectionary (Year B). We love for you to read and reflect along with us! To keep up with this daily Advent series, follow SlowChurch.com on … [Read more...]

[Daily Advent Reflection] Healing our blindness.

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Healing Our Blindness. Daily Advent Reflection. Chris Smith. Acts 3:17-4:4. Tuesday, December 13, 2011 He came down to earth from heaven Who is God and Lord of all And His shelter was a stable And His cradle was a stall With the poor, oppressed and wholly Lived on earth our Savior holy     And our eyes At last shall see Him Through His own redeeming love For that child, so dear and gentle Is our Lord in heaven above And He leads His children along To the place that He is gone. - Sufjan Stevens   Once In David's Royal City by Sufjan Stevens … [Read more...]

[Daily Advent Reflection] The Politics of Elijah

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The Politics of Elijah. Daily Advent Reflection. Chris Smith. I Kings 18:1-18. Monday, December 12, 2011 The child is born in the fullness of time Three wise astrologers take note of the signs Come to pay their respects to the fragile little king Get pretty close to wrecking everything 'Cause the governing body of the holy land Is that of Herod, a paranoid man Who when he hears there's a baby born King of the Jews Sends death squads to kill all male children under two But that same bright angel warns the parents in a dream And they head out for the border and get away … [Read more...]


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