The Advent Adventure

While waiting to celebrate His first coming we are reminded He is coming back. We don’t know when. The time is always ripe. The adventure is always almost ready to begin. 

Waiting in Hope

By Dustin+ Messer, Associate Priest for Faith Formation, All Saints Dallas

Advent Ideas for Families

Advent is a gift for the church of all ages. Here are tips and tricks I have seen work for some families to make for a thoughtful Advent season.

Advent Reflections

We celebrate Advent not so much as a precursor to Christmas, lost in the shuffle of the holidays, but as an invitation to the retelling of the greatest story ever told. It’s a prologue that sets the stage to begin again, to retell a story that’s new every morning.

Advent: Building Anticipation

We try to build up anticipation for the Advent season so people become ready to focus on the birth of Jesus, to make Christmas the celebration that it should be.

Advent: Expectation and Preparation

Lead Bishop Philip Jones shares how to use the Advent season to prepare our hearts for Christmas.    

Advent Reading Ideas

Brief reviews of "Remaking a Broken World" and "The Household of God: Lecture on the Nature of the Church."

Advent Recommended Reading

"On the Incarnation" and "None Greater: The Undomesticated Attributes of God" are reviewed recommended as good readings for Advent. 

Advent as Holy Hunger

Advent is a season for such holy hunger. Advent, this time when we as the Church inhabit Christ's first coming as a way to look forward to his second, names that hunger and in some sense gives us a taste of what it might feel like to be truly satisfied.