We found 32 additional articles filed under Advent. They're listed below, most recent first.
- Celebrating Christmas is Risky Business
12/20/2013 -- “Celebrate” is one of those words that must make non-native English speakers tear their hair.
- We Are All Part of the Story
12/18/2013 -- How often do we read scriptures looking for something to correlate to our everyday existence? There are times when the scriptures read so lofty that it can be difficult to find ourselves within a story, lesson or parable. As I revisited the story of how t...
- A Time of Joy
12/12/2013 -- Of the four themes of Advent, it is joy that is in my opinion one of the hardest to reach. Joy is often substituted for the word happy, however, joy goes much deeper than happiness. I ask you today: What do you have to be joyful about?
- Remembering the Child
12/05/2013 -- In this Advent season, in the midst of our preparations, gatherings, and our long list of “to dos,” I am reminded to not let the Christ child get crowded out on the sidelines. Honoring Christ and preparing for his coming into our lives is the goal of this...
- Preparing the Way
11/29/2013 -- The four weeks of Advent leading up to Christmas are all about preparation for Jesus’ coming. It is a seasonal reminder of the work we should be about all year long. We are preparing for the coming of the Christ — the One who ushers in God’s Kingdom here ...
- Baptism and Lay Mystique
01/10/2013 -- We must put to rest the perception that only the ordained are called to ministry. Baptism removes the lay mystique, that feeling among many laypersons that they do not have a definite calling and identity.
- A Child Is Born, God Is With Us
12/19/2012 -- What we know, without doubt, is that God is with us. The power of the Christ child, born on Christmas day, is God’s demonstration that love takes risks.
- Mary's Song
12/17/2012 -- Mary’s song is an indigenous honor song. She was a young tribal woman who held within her body the promise of new hope and kept within her heart a deep gratitude for God’s sustaining vision of possibility – the possibility of shalom.
- Women of the Manger
12/17/2012 -- Use this mini-retreat to take a journey to the manger to renew our faith in the hope, peace, joy and love of Christmas.
- The Joy of the Material and Spiritual Practice of Sharing
12/13/2012 -- During this Advent season, as we share material goods with family members, let us also extend our hand to the needy around us.
- Creating and Cultivating Space for God to Move In
12/02/2012 -- During the Advent season, as you pause to make space for Spirit to move within you and give birth to something new in you, also consider making space to be present to those with whom you would be in ministry and the unexpected places you will see Christ.
- Affirmation of Faith for Everyday Advent
11/27/2012 -- This Affirmation of Faith can be made into an Advent liturgy.
- Eyes to the Vista
12/07/2011 -- Every day, there are those that set out in migration in every corner of our world. They seek a vista of justice, security and sustainability.
- Mary, Joseph, Baby Jesus and Other Immigrants
12/01/2011 -- The Christmas story is a lesson on God’s greatest commandments of all.
- Thoughts on Migrants and Life
11/30/2011 -- This Advent season as we wait with anticipation to see the Christ child, may we celebrate our migrant status by sharing our lives.
- The Price of Motherhood
11/27/2011 -- As we think about the anticipation of motherhood for Mary during Advent, we also think of migrant women who face motherhood under very, very difficult circumstances.
- Celebrate International Migrants Day, December 18
11/17/2011 -- In this time of Advent, the United Methodist Task Force on Immigration invites United Methodists to lift up the global and local realities of migrants on December 18 in worship and prayer.
- This Unspeakable Gift
12/22/2010 -- We've been dwelling with the story of Mary and Elizabeth at Women's Division this season. In preparation for the worship at Leadership Training Event, we began thinking about the roles of these two women in hearing God's call and participating in working ...
- Come and Follow
12/15/2010 -- What does it mean to come and follow? We are all called, set apart, to respond in obedience with the love and grace provided through Jesus Christ.
- Above, Through, In: Our Deep Connection
12/15/2010 -- Our desire to connect with family and friends reaches a peak during Advent and the holiday season.
- Toward the Peaceful Kingdom: A Faith Walk
12/02/2010 -- Kindness matters for creating spaces for a peaceable kingdom to take root in our hearts, in our work places and in our communities.
- Hope in the Midst of Struggle
12/02/2010 -- Let us focus on one group of people that needs special help during this happy period of Advent: the aged.
- Responsively Yours: Thy Kingdom Come
11/30/2010 -- “The Lord’s Prayer” links the coming of God’s kingdom to God’s will being done on earth just as it is done in heaven. But who exactly are we praying will do God’s will on earth?
- Being Prepared: A Faith Walk
11/23/2010 -- Once again we stand on the threshold of the Advent season, our expectant hearts excited by the remembrance of the coming of Emmanuel, God with us.
- Advent One: Are You Awake?
12/16/2008 -- The season of Advent is upon us. Are you awake?
- Second Sunday in Advent: Finding Your Peace
12/16/2008 -- How can we begin to consider world peace unless we have peace within ourselves?
- Third Sunday in Advent: Hearing & Listening
12/16/2008 -- Are you hearing and listening to the testimony of John the Baptist?
- Fourth Sunday in Advent: Remembering the Least of These
12/16/2008 -- As Christians what will our focus be? Will we feed the hungry, give a drink to the thirsty, welcome the stranger, cloth the naked, visit the sick or visit the prisoner? Isn’t this what Christmas is all about?
- An Advent Journey: Being Re-gifted with Peace and Bread
09/22/2008 -- Prophet Isaiah sees a vision. He sees the transformation of one set of tools into a new set of equipments, tools of war-making instruments made into farming tools.
- An Advent Journey: Re-gifted with Shalom
09/22/2008 -- One of the Bible Women leaders in the Philippines, a deaconess, once corrected me when I said an Isaiah passage presents an alternative vision of the world. She said, “It is the original vision of God for us,” and she is right.
- An Advent Journey: Re-gifted for a Transformed Journey
09/22/2008 -- Is not Advent all about making way for the birth of Jesus?
- An Advent Journey: God’s Signature: “Eternally Yours”
09/22/2008 -- Christmas is a story of people’s long walk home, under the Roman Empire, in order to register their existence and get proper personal identification.
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