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

The Theme Song of Slow Church? Daily Advent Reflection. Chris Smith. Luke 1:46b-55. Tuesday, December 20, 2011 The 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… Read more

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

Claiming a People and a Place. Daily Advent Reflection. Craig Goodwin. John 7:40-52. Saturday, December 17, 2011 Lo! How a rose e’re blooming From tender stem hath sprung Of Jesse’s lineage coming As those of old have sung It 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 Stevens These daily Slow Church Advent Reflections are based on the… Read more

[Daily Advent Reflection] Joy in a Tangible Kingdom.

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 strains Gloria 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… Read more

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

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 Stevens 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… Read more

[Daily Advent Reflection] Healing our blindness.

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… Read more

[Daily Advent Reflection] The Politics of Elijah

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… Read more

[ Daily Advent Reflection ] Yet I Will Wait Patiently.

Yet I Will Wait Patiently. Daily Advent Reflection. Kimberly Roth. Habakkuk 3:13-19. Saturday, December 10, 2011 And knowing how hard it hurts when we fall We lean another ladder against the wrong wall And climb high to the highest rung To shake fists at the sky – Nickel Creek “Reasons Why” Listen: [ Youtube ] [ Spotify ]   These daily Slow Church Advent Reflections are based on the Daily Readings of the Revised Common Lectionary (Year B). We love… Read more

[Daily Advent Reflection] But You Don’t Give In

But You Don’t Give In. Daily Advent Reflection. Kyle Mobley. Philippians 3:12-16. Friday, December 9, 2011 Sometimes you’re beaten to the call Sometimes you’re taken to the wall But you don’t give in. – Midnight Oil “Sometimes” Listen: [ Youtube ] [ Spotify ] 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… Read more

[Daily Advent Reflection] Examining our Jewelry.

Examining our Jewelry. Daily Advent Reflection. Chris Smith. Psalm 126. Thursday, December 8, 2011 Sold me a wealth of pleasure, it was a dime store full of pain. The stuff I thought was jewelry; it turns out to be chains. – Bill Mallonee / Vigilantes of Love “Losing it” Losin’ It by Vigilantes of Love 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… Read more

[Daily Advent Reflection] Apologies.

Sorry…  I’ve been digging myself a pretty big hole work-wise recently.  So, I’ve let the Advent reflections go undone for the last couple of days.  It kills me that I wasn’t able to get them done, yet in the grand scheme of things, c’est la vie, as they say in France.  I was reminded though of Derek Penwell’s lovely essay, “Embracing Failure,” which we posted here a few weeks ago, and which is more than pertinent.  If you haven’t read… Read more

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