Preparing Your Mind for Advent and Christmas

  It’s almost December and the first Sunday of Advent is fast approaching. Christmas parties and events have already begun and with each week there is increased busyness related to the holidays. As a culture our time is not filled with the story of Jesus’ arrival into the world, instead, we are often consumed with…

The Polarities of Advent: In the World Not of It

Some have asked me what would be the polarities of Advent. It is difficult to describe verbally, but I have long experienced ambivalence during the Advent season. During my mid-twenties I began to view the birth of Jesus in a completely different manner than I had been previously taught. I no longer saw the Nativity…