Tagged: advent

Waiting, For Now

By Alfred Delp Advent is the time of promise; it is not yet the time of fulfillment. We are still in the midst of everything and in the logical inexorability and relentlessness of destiny....

A Letter to Boy, Age Seven

By Elrena Evans Merry Christmas! I picked your card off the Christmas tree in my church because I have three boys of my own—two older than you and one younger—and I thought they might...

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...

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...