Category: Advent

Lo, he comes with clouds descending

About the time this appears on 7WD, we’ll be singing this (with gusto, I hope) at Christ Church. It’s our closing hymn this Advent Sunday. I love this hymn — the text and the...

Our Lady of the New Advent

This pretty much encapsulates what has happened to Advent in most churches. Sure, you can tell me how pure your liturgy is, but ask people what they’re doing after church and it’s going to...

Join the Advent Conspiracy

This has nothing to do with the Geek Conspiracy. This one is real, and you can — and should — be a part of it. My friend Tim has written about this, and you’ll...

O come, O come, Emmanuel

To get you in the mood, dear reader, for these days of the Great O Antiphons, I give you this recording of “O come, O come, Emmanuel.” Let me say, I was unable to...

Advent on your iPhone

I posted Advent on your iPod. Now here’s the perfect way to celebrate Advent using your iPhone. Advent08, found here , is a daily devotional tool to help find focus and discipline attention. It...

Advent on your iPod

Today’s Advent installment (later in the day than usual, sorry) is Devo-to-Go. It’s a daily series of meditations on Advent themes. You can listen in your browser, get the RSS feed, or subscribe through...

Agent provocateur

My friend Greg Cole has the right take on John the Baptist, I think. This is a timely reminder that Advent is not really meant to be a sentimental time for Hallmark Christianity, but...

Music for Advent II

As I was finishing up my sermon for tomorrow, I was thinking of a bit of music. Thought I’d share it with you, dear reader.