Christmas

Mis-Advent-ure

Advent season — the four weeks preceding Christmas — is the launch of the Christian year.  It is a significant time of preparation and anticipation.  It frames the coming of the Messiah and reminds us how desperately God’s chosen people sought a savior.  Everyone knows that, right?  Well, not the […]

Hyper-Adventillating

What, precisely, are we looking forward to?  We live in a culture of immediate gratification, and we already know how the story turns out.  We’ve been here dozens of times before — after all, it happens every year.  We have managed to layer cultural crust over the sacred celebration to […]