Category Archives: Advent

Advent in Art (Intermission #1)

In this strange season when we are suspended between realization and expectation, may we be found honest about the darkness, more perceptive of the light. These words of Jack Boozer are printed in each of Mark Pierson’s Advent in Art cards this year. There’s enough packed in that sentence to take us right through Advent. […]

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Advent in Art #1: Announcement

If you want to celebrate Advent in just one simple and rich way, this might be it. Find a quiet moment – five minutes will be fine if that’s a realistic ambition – and spend some time with this painting. You could do this by yourself, of course, but exploring art as part of worship […]

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Anticipating the Anticipating: Getting Ready for Advent

Christmas carols start wafting through shops earlier and earlier each year, but this year one thing about Christmas is later than usual. The church season of Advent runs for four or so weeks before Christmas, helping us to imagine life before Jesus, and anticipate the celebrations of his birth. This year it begins on Sunday […]

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