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Gary Black on Why “Silence” Matters at Christmas

Now, but not yet. Everyone everywhere, sons of Adam and daughters of Eve that we are, sees the same world, and tries to make sense. We don’t have to be philosophers to do that; in fact sometimes philosophers miss it … more »

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Advent Meditations: Do You Hear What I Hear?

  October 1962. The world was on the brink of nuclear war. The Soviet Union was stockpiling missiles in Cuba and the U.S. government responded with a military blockade. The world watched in fear as the U.S. Navy prevented a … more »

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Advent Meditations: Joy To The World?

I hate this place.   How is it possible to hate what you’re thankful for?   I haven’t worked out all the details yet.  Some questions are better after caffeine anyway, so I pour a cup of coffee so piping hot, … more »

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Advent Meditations: Joy To The World

Advent. It’s a season of more than just waiting for the Christ child. It is a season of cultivating our longing for his coming. Wait… Cultivating our longing? I generally want to satisfy my longings, not cultivate them! {I begin … more »

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Advent Meditations: O Holy Night

If there were ever a season for the believer to recognize their worth and focus on the dignity of his or her fellow human being – now is the season! Advent is a season of waiting, preparation and expectation for … more »

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Advent Meditations: Hark! The Herald Angels Sing

I love music.  And even though I’m sometimes sick of it by the end of December, I really love Christmas music – especially the old Christmas hymns. The popular music of my life changes so quickly, but Christmas hymns remain … more »

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Missio on the Tabernacle: Faithful, Not Successful

The clock will soon strike “lunchtime” on the final work day of the week. I’m racing to complete as much as I can before the natural tides of distraction come and sweep me away, causing me to shift gears to … more »

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Missio on the Tabernacle: A Buffet of Options

The first plate at a buffet is always a challenge. If all of my favorite foods are there, how can I fit everything on an 8-inch diameter plate? In one respect, it’s a great place to be, with so many … more »

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Missio on the Tabernacle: In the Details

Select ODBC External Database. Choose Manage Tab. Select SAE_808_VW. Export to Excel – Values Only. Remove Duplicates. Sort by Billing Amount. Refresh Data. Validate Batch. View Control Report Exceptions. These are some of the tedious, although at times strangely gratifying, … more »

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WINDOWS INTO WAITING

Contributors from all over America reflect on the theme of longing and silence in their experiences of the Advent season. more »

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