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    « Can You Guess When This Was Written? | Main | Merry Christmas! »
    Saturday
    Dec262009

    The Advent Project :: A Recap

    This Advent I did something many preachers and teachers do every year--I reflected on the lectionary and composed my thoughts.  I took it up as a challenge and as a way to stimulate my thinking about what it is that we celebrate in Christmas.  I found myself deeply struck by a few things, most notably the beauty and coherence of the biblical narrative.  Each week I tried to carefully find the thread which tied together the appointed readings.  Each week I found it to be the same--Jesus.  Of course, this shouldn't come as a shock.  We are to "offer Christ," after all.

    Below are links to the six messages I composed for Advent.  

    In addition, friends and family members responded to this project by joining with me in giving money to Living Water International.  I set a goal of $500 to help provide clean water for people around the world.  As it now stands, we raised $535, and soon Molly and I will add to that amount by making a year end gift.  Woohoo!  Thanks to all who participated!

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