Tagged: advent

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...

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...

A Surprise at the School Concert

By Allison Duncan Cute middle school kids filed onto the risers for the charter school holiday concert. Boys with hair slicked back, girls with Mom’s bright pink lipstick a bit clumsily applied. Some surveyed...

Light Shines in Darkness

By Churches for Middle East Peace In him was life, and that life was the light of the people. The light shines in darkness, and the darkness has not overcome it. ~ John 1:4-5...

Advent Revolutions

By Elrena Evans “What’s your Christmas revolution?” My 10-year-old called from the back seat on the way to school. “What?” I said. “You know, revolutions,” he said. “Like New Year’s revolutions. I think we...

Brother Robber

A Christmas Tale by Helene Christaller The hut hung like a swallow’s nest on the southern slope of the Apennines. Built of the same stone as the rock on which it stood, it appeared...

So That We May Awaken

by Alfred Delp There is perhaps nothing we modern people need more than to be genuinely shaken up. Where life is firm we need to sense its firmness; and where it is unstable and...