Advent is a favorite of mine in the church year, but it is also when the Church and the world may be at odds the most. Advent is a time of preparation that prepares our homes, hearts, and souls to welcome Christ. But, any time we prepare to welcome guests our life gets a little… Continue reading Be Still?
YouTube It is Advent! You either love or hate Advent. Advent is one of those times when the Church and society are not on the same page. We in our everyday lives are making preparations for Christmas. Then when Christmas day finally arrives, we ready for the decorations to come down, the house back to… Continue reading Keep Alert & Work On
text: Jeremiah 33:14-16 (see below)"The days are surely coming" conveys the sense of anticipation and preparation that is the Advent Season. Yet, what are we anticipating and preparing for? In general, Advent is a double-edged, paradoxical sword. On the one edge, Christians are commemorating the original coming of the Messiah. This original coming of the… Continue reading Jeremiah’s Words in the 21st Century