Christian Seasons

The Word(s) That Change(s) the World

Jesus calls into question our need for oppositional postures. But, in order to maintain the strength of our perceived positions we need someone, some group, with which to be angry. Funny thing is that when we read the Gospels, Jesus’ words reserved for those who chose him as their … Continue reading

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The Challenge and Promise of Advent

There is good reason to listen to a variety of voices. Advent calls into question things as they are and draws from us the expectation of the impossible.

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Weekly Wrap – Maybe You Missed These Posts

The weather here in flyover Country belies that it is December 1. Several churches in our area will join together to provide food to about 400 families this morning. Cooperation where we are often perceived as competing. Thanks to Ridgecrest Baptist Church, and Pastor David Rivers, for the invitation.… Continue reading

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Artists Advent Project – Guest Post

The Special Transcendence of Art in this Season

-by Lisa Colón DeLay

The pre-Christmas season of Advent is largely overlooked by both the general population and many (Protestant) Christians alike. This sad omission shortchanges our awareness of the God’s Presence. It undercuts readying the manger of our hearts for … Continue reading

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The Eschatological Necessity of Advent

What if in our most honest moments we admit we really want things to stay the same? Republicans and Democrats posture as though they want a new way – a post-partisan solution to what ails our out of sight spending habits. Really, they just offer another illustration of Black … Continue reading

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