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The Eve of Advent

By Eberhard Arnold In the past God spoke…through the prophets at many times and in various ways. ~ Hebrews 1:1 Advent is a time in which we share in the longing of all those...

La Posada Sin Fronteras: Mary and Joseph at the Border

By Karen González Every year from December 16 to 24, Las Posadas begin in many Latin American countries and immigrant communities in the U.S. Roughly translated, posadas means “inn” or “shelter.” Las Posadas recalls the events in Luke’s Gospel leading...

Proximity and Presence

By Jonathan Brooks At Canaan we are trying to live into our tagline “the church where love makes the difference,” which we have found to be a very dangerous statement. Christians often tell people...

The Greatest Evil

The greatest evil is not now done in those sordid “dens of crime” that Dickens loved to paint. It is not done even in concentration camps and labour camps. In those we see its...

I’m Dreaming of a Yellow Christmas

Editor’s note: During the month of December, we’ll be reposting some of our most popular Christmas-themed articles from past years. Here, Ethan Tan’s reflection on “White Christmas” from 2017. By Ethan Tan The white...

ESA’s Gift-Giving Guide!

By Nikki Toyama-Szeto My sister is always the best gift-giver in our family. Mention some random interest, and she’ll remember, find it, and wrap it up for you to open on Christmas morning. My...

Love Is the Final Fight

By John M. Perkins Our country claims to “hold these truths to be self-evident, that all men are created equal, that they are endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable Rights, that among these...

The Subversion of Advent

By Al Tizon How can a baby born during oppressed times in impoverished conditions save the world? It can’t, unless that baby is Emmanuel, God With Us! The anticipation of the birth of Emmanuel...