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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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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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The Cost of Redemption

[16] Then Herod, when he saw that he had been tricked by the wise men, became furious, and he sent and killed all the male children in Bethlehem and in all that region who were two years old or under, … more »

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Missio Advent: A Geography of Grace

During Advent, Missio is concurrently running two series.  On Mondays and Wednesdays Cameron Barham, lead pastor of Christ Community Church in Kennesaw, GA provides Advent devotions from the Gospel of Matthew.  On Fridays, Drew Masterson of The Washington Institute provides … more »

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Always Winter, Never Christmas

“It is winter in Narnia,” said Mr. Tumnus, “and has been for ever so long…. always winter, but never Christmas.” There are words that capture our imaginations, often from the very first time we hear them. I confess that when … more »

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