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The Magnificat…take two

(Now, let’s not get carried away about the fact I’ve blogged for the first time in seven months.) My Sunday School class has been discussing the lectionary texts during this Advent season and yesterday we turned our attention to Mary’s … Continue reading

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Fred Craddock on Advent

Why does he always say it so well? These are the very conversations I had yesterday… We Wait Fred Craddock Every year for four weeks we wait. Ours is not a passive waiting; we wonder as we wait. We wait … Continue reading

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Service of Light in the Darkness: A Homily

Every year on the Sunday of joy, we offer an alternate service at 6pm in the Calvary Chapel. I first experienced a service like this at my church in Waco called “Service of Consolation.” The hour we spend in worship … Continue reading

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Advent Playlist

This year, I seemed to be drawn toward the theme of light in the darkness. Other years It has been a combination of our themes of hope, peace, joy and love. Sometimes it has centered more on peace. I’m not … Continue reading

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Advent Crumbs of Hope

I was alerted to this collection of Advent resources by Ken Sehested, peace worker and colleague in ministry. Baptist World Alliance has created a page on their Faith and Justice site (headed by Calvary member Raimundo Barretto!) with these resources. … Continue reading

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