2020 Has Felt Like Advent All Year

For many, 2020 has felt like one long groan. Between the pandemic, a struggling economy, the isolation of quarantine and online school, civil unrest, racial injustice, wildfires, hurricanes, a noisy election, and divisive public discourse, this year has reminded us again and again of our mortality, lack of control, and collective brokenness. As 2020 comes... Read more

Savor the Season with an Advent Devotional

Enter the Wonder Between purchasing presents and planning travel, enjoying holiday pageants and attending parties, it is all too easy for the busyness of Christmas to crowd out a quiet anticipation of this sacred season. The anthology Come, Thou Long-Expected Jesus: Experiencing the Peace and Promise of Christmas edited by Nancy Guthrie draws from the... Read more

Advent Bible Study: 4 Weeks of Reflection on Christs Coming

In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God, and the Word was God. He was with God in the beginning. Through him all things were made; without him nothing was made that has been made. In him was life, and that life was the light of all mankind. The light shines... Read more

An Advent Prayer for the Lonely

Just as the miraculous advent of Jesus birth is often overshadowed, the lonely are also overlooked at a time when friends and families are celebrating. Here's a prayer you can pray for them (or yourself) today. Father to the fatherless, defender of widowsthis is God, whose dwelling is holy. God places the lonely in families; he... Read more

Prepare for Advent with the Keys for Kids Christmas devotional

USA (MNN) — If there was ever a year to start a new, meaningful Christmas tradition with your kids, its this year. We havent even hit Thanksgiving yet, but now is the time to plan how you want to spend your socially-distanced Advent season as a family. To that end, Keys for Kids Ministries is... Read more

Recapture the Wonder of God-With-Us This Advent Season – Bible Gateway Blog

By Scott Erickson I. Love. Holidays. Im always up for a celebration! And the crme de la crme for me is Christmas. It is by far my favorite time of year. But a few years ago, as the twinkly lights and evergreens came out, as they always do, I found myself increasingly ambivalent about the... Read more

Advent is a Time to Recognize the Wonder of God with Us: An Interview with Scott Erickson – Bible Gateway Blog

Have you lost the sense of just how full of amazing wonder Christmas is? Maybe for you, the joy of the season is painfully dissonant with the hard edges of life. Or maybe you feel wearied by the way Christmas has become a polished, predictable routine. Or maybe this sacred divine story is too confusing... Read more

What’s Creation? | Christmas Devotional by Darren Hewer

[ad_1] One in every of my fondest childhood reminiscences of the Christmas season is the Creation calendars my brother and I might obtain yearly. If youre unfamiliar with this custom, the actual model my household loved consisted of a virtually flat adorned cardboard field, with tiny doorways on it, numbered from 1 to 24 representing... Read more

Creation | Christmas Devotional by Gail Rodgers

[ad_1] For unto us a Baby is born, unto us a Son is given And His title will likely be calledWonderful Counselor, Mighty God, Eternal Father, Prince of Peace. Isaiah 9:6 The countdown to Christmas is available in a wide range of selections. Disney, Star Wars, anynumber of leisure figures can be found in your... Read more

Hold Watch With Me: Introduction & Peacemaking

[ad_1] EDITORS NOTE: The next excerpt, by Michael T. McRay, is from the model new ebook Hold Watch with Me: An Introduction Reader for Peacemakers, which options a number of Pink Letter Christian writers. Subsequently hold watch, since you have no idea on what day your Lord will come. Matthew 24:42 After I labored with... Read more

The Introduction of Vacation RomComs – Christ and Pop Tradition

[ad_1] The equation is fairly easy: Take one overworked, underappreciated girl who appears to have all of it. Give her a straight-laced, stern, workaholic boyfriend/fianc and an emergency that requires her to spend the vacations in a spot that feels far beneath her, ideally a childhood house she left behind or a backwoods city whose... Read more

10 Finest Creation Albums of the 2010s

[ad_1] I dont blame those that dislike Christmas music. A lot of what you hear on the radio in December, or over the audio system on the mall, is horrible. However inside the huge and numerous style, there are treasures to be discovered. Ive been inspired, for instance, that in the previous couple of many... Read more

Books for Celebrating Introduction

[ad_1] Marvel Anew on the Acquainted Story The arrival season is a reminder to pause and marvel anew on the story of the incarnation. Come adore the God who got here close to to us at Christmas to convey salvation and show that he's reliable. These introduction assets make nice items for mates, neighbors, or... Read more

A Visible Theology Creation Studying Calendar For Your Household – Tim Challies

[ad_1] Right here is a few Visible Theology that's each new and seasonal: An Creation studying calendar! By utilizing this colourful calendar, you and your loved ones can learn your manner towards Christmas. It contains day by day readings from December 1 to December 24, with a “focus verse” for every day. It proceeds from... Read more

Droids, Docents, and Introduction: Cultural Storytelling as Remembrance – Christ and Pop Tradition

[ad_1] Each different Tuesday inStoried,Ok. B. Hoyleexplores the methods our cultural narratives act on us individually and in society as an entire. Several years in the past, I had the privilege of attending the reside efficiency of a famend skilled storyteller. It was on the Sydney Writers Competition in Australia, and he was the keynote... Read more

Rising the Gentle: Creation & Farmworker Justice

[ad_1] The season of Creation attracts us right into a time of anticipation and preparation with all who lengthy for launch from oppression. This Creation, the unwavering allies of the Coalition of Immokalee Staff (CIW) are making ready to develop the sunshine of farmworker justice. This is among the busiest months of harvest within the... Read more

In search of Mild: An Introduction Journey by way of Scripture – Bible Gateway Weblog

[ad_1] Advertising supervisor for Bible Gateway. For a lot of centuries, Christians have used the season of Introduction to arrange their hearts for Christmas. The phrase creation comes from the Latin phrase adventus and easily means coming or arrival. Introduction begins annually on the fourth Sunday earlier than Christmas, which this yr is December 1.... Read more