Advent starts (officially) on Sunday and I wanted to make sure that you are aware of all that we are planning for the season. Our theme this year is Coming Home: Uncovering our Roots in the Advent Story.
Saturday morning Seattle time we will post our first podcast hosted by myself and Ryan Marsh. This is specially planned so that our Aussie and Kiwi friends can begin Sunday by listening to the session. Be prepared for a wonderful experience. Ryan has worked hard to collect stories of homecoming and to interview theologians on the topic. What does it mean to come home for someone who has lost their home or who is a refugee in a foreign land? What does it mean for us to come home fully to the presence of God in our lives? These are some of the questions we will reflect on.
Each day during Advent we will post reflections on the theme. Contributors come from around the world – Australia, South Africa, Britain, U.S. and Canada, so we will share a great array of perspectives that I will be both thought provoking and enriching. Periodically we will also add music, prayers and liturgies. So you don’t want to miss out. For notifications either sign up follow the blog or like the Facebook page Coming Home.
We have other resources available to help you through the season. To get ready for Advent you might like to check out Advent meditations from previous years. Or consider purchasing our Advent devotional guide Waiting for the Light or purchasing our new prayer cards as an aid to quiet contemplation during the season. They make great Christmas gifts too and help support the ministry of this blog.