So Here It Is, Merry Advent…

 

 

Oh Come EmmanuelMerry Advent!

What is advent anyway?

At the risk of sounding nerdy, the word comes from the latin meaning, coming; which in turn, comes from the Greek word, parousia, which the New Testament uses to describe the Second Coming of Jesus Christ. It is traditionally a season where Western churches anticipate the nativity celebrations and Jesus’ eventual reappearing.

For the rest of us, it’s the beginning of the Christmas season. Read more

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Christmas Thoughts That Make Your Head Go ‘Tilt’.

 Okay, so I actually like Christmas – I know I’m not supposed to, I am after all middle aged, supposedly grumpy and beyond all that sentimental stuff. In a way I suppose I am, but the thing about Christmas is that there is a truly awesome reality behind it. Just like Easter or Pentecost the celebrations are just the shadow that speaks of a reality that has forever altered the course of time, space and all creation. Read more

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