A View from the Pew: ‘Tis the Season for Missionary Speakers

by Lance Wallace

Missionary speakers at church are as much a Christmas tradition as Christmas trees, Advent wreaths, and Nativity scenes.

Coming, a Prayer for Advent

by Sharlande Sledge

Come to us, Lord Jesus,
in every purple-patterned life,
every wrap of loving arms
in shivering December.

Crossroads: My Hope is in the Lord

by Jessica Asbell

I am a worrier by nature. When things go wrong, I get anxious. When things have the possibility of going wrong, I get anxious then too. So it is comforting to know that the Lord who watches over us doesn’t sleep. God doesn’t get tired. God doesn’t get anxious.

Formations 12.08.2019: Happy Holidays

by Darrell Pursiful

How many traditions can you name surrounding the birth of Jesus? Some of these traditions are purely secular; others are deeply religious.

Connections 12.08.2019: Privilege

by Michael Ruffin

Advent is a good time to consider our privilege and what we need to do about it. This week’s lesson text features John the Baptist.

Thanksgiving Supper

by Brett Younger

At 10:30 on Thanksgiving Day, I am standing in a long line waiting for a box of Thanksgiving. We are not in a restaurant, as you might expect, but in a nondescript building—a VFW hall, Rotary Club hall, or Jehovah’s Witness Kingdom Hall.

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