Category - advent

  • 7 Dec 2009

    The message of Advent is that, in the face of our human crises, change is coming and change is possible, says Simon Barrow. And it is a curious desert prophet who signals its depths and possibilities.

  • 2 Dec 2009

    Advent is "a time of waiting, but it is not a time to sit around and wait for someone to do something," Episcopal Church Presiding Bishop Katharine Jefferts Schori says in her seasonal message.

  • 4 Nov 2009

    Public figures, scholars and peacemakers are among those speaking and performing at a celebration in London which aims to connect Palestinian Christians with those in the UK.

  • 11 Dec 2008

    The season of Advent is about waiting and anticipation. But what kind of Jesus is the church expecting by the way it behaves, asks Simon Barrow. What is it truly mortgaging itself on?

  • 24 Nov 2008

    With just 31 praying days to Christmas, a Church of England bishop has penned a book which aims to be just the tonic for the frenetic activity of Advent.

  • 12 Nov 2008

    The UK-based international development agency Christian Aid is offering supporters an Advent email with daily tips to help beat the credit crunch this Christmas, and benefit the planet and its people.

  • 25 Dec 2007

    Whether we love or hate Christmas, we know all about it. But the same may not be true of the coming of Jesus, says Simon Barrow. In Christ, God radically disrupts religious 'business as usual'.

  • 13 Dec 2007

    My prize discovery of the Advent season is a website offering seasonal reflections on the lectionary derived from the insights of René Girard.

  • 3 Dec 2007

    A daily online Advent calendar from the Episcopal Diocese of Washington DC aims to to help office workers, families and those with busy lives to reflect on 'the reason for the season' - and to think about giving if they want, too.

  • 19 Nov 2007

    Commuters amongst others will have the opportunity to reflect on Pope Benedict XVI’s encyclical Deus Caritas Est this Advent, courtesy of the British Jesuits.