Waiting During Advent

by William Powell Tuck

In the Advent/Christmas season, let me encourage you to learn how to wait. I know we don’t want to do that.

Crossroads: Peace

by Jessica Asbell

When I was a teenager, my family and I went tubing down a river. Before we got in our rafts, the guide warned us to watch for bears. I knew that bears were dangerous and didn’t want to get close to one.

Formations 12.11.2022: The Idolatry of the Tribe

by Darrell Pursiful

According to Deuteronomy 23:3, “No Ammonite or Moabite shall come into the assembly of the LORD even to the tenth generation. None of their descendants shall come into the assembly of the LORD forever.”

Connections 12.11.2022: Having Patience

by Kelley Land

We are often a backward-looking or forward-looking society. It’s hard to stay in the present. Many of us spend lots of time thinking about past decisions, memories, or events that we wish we could do over.

Facing Grief, at Christmas and Always

by Michael B. Brown

I am neither a nihilist nor a pessimist. For heaven’s sake, I am pastor of America’s home of Positive Thinking. I am, however, a realist. And as such, I have a theory about life. Here it is: Life is not the last five minutes of the movie.

Flame: Advent Prayer Bags

by Mina Munns

Lately, I’ve seen a variety of lovely ideas online for helping children and families to get involved with the Advent season. Drawing on some of the ideas I’ve seen, I’ve come up with a little bag of items that will take children through some of the main Advent themes.

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