Advent

In a couple of weeks, Christians around the world will enter the season of Advent, where we wait for the Light as we walk toward Christmas. Waiting is difficult because it requires us to acknowledge we do not have control over the future. Waiting on God is vulnerable before it can be…

Yes, I chose a well-known word this time around. Why? Because even normal words are awesome, and because many of them have great stories attached. So, in light of Advent (see what I did there), this week’s Word is votive. We know votives as the word we use for small…

Happy Moltmann Monday! Since Advent is a time when we stand in the overlap of the Kingdom among us and the Kingdom to come, today’s selection comes from Jesus Christ for Today’s World* when Moltmann’s discussing that very topic: Is the kingdom of God present or future? Is it something…

Happy Moltmann Monday, and happy first week of Advent! I snagged a passage from The Way of Jesus Christ where he’s dialoguing a bit with the work of Martin Buber, but you don’t need to be familiar with that to get what he’s saying. (I’m just saying it for you nerds…

If you’ll allow me to hop on my soap box for a moment, I’d like to offer you preachers an unsolicited theological plea for sanity this Advent season: Please, for the love of all things good and holy, do not preach about the death of Jesus for the next four…

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