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The Fourth Sunday of Advent: What Are We Really Waiting For?

Originally posted on Daily Theology:
The fourth and final candle is lit. The stockings are hung. The trees are up. The planes have landed. In the words of Joni Mitchell: It’s coming on Christmas. They’re cutting down the trees. They’re…

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Sunday Reflection, Fourth Sunday of Advent (December 21, 2014): Letting God Embrace Us

My soul proclaims the greatness of the Lord; my spirit rejoices in God my savior. — Luke 1:46-47 This Sunday is the Fourth Sunday of Advent. The readings can be found here. This is a very busy time of year for … Continue reading

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Sunday Reflection, First Sunday of Advent (November 30, 2014): Being with God in the Waiting

This weekend is the First Sunday of Advent. The readings can be found here. Advent is often thought of as a time of watching and waiting. That is true and the readings the next four weeks highlight themes from the Hebrew … Continue reading

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Sunday Reflection, Solemnity of Christ the King of the Universe (November 23, 2014): Teilhard de Chardin’s Universal Christic Vision

  This Sunday is the Feast of Christ the King of the Universe and the last Sunday in Ordinary Time. You can find the readings here. I wrote last year about some of the background of this great feast, which … Continue reading

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Sunday Reflection Fourth Sunday of Advent (December 22, 2013): Waiting for Signs

“Scripture has depths missing from other forms of wisdom.  This is closer to the ground we walk on.” — Jeanne Schuler, PhD. This weekend is the Fourth Sunday of Advent. The readings can be found here.  We are coming to … Continue reading

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Original Sin, Advent and Christian Hope

Earlier this week, I was having a discussion with a good-hearted atheist friend who argued that the existence of evil and the explanatory power of evolutionary biology combined to create a strong argument against the existence of God and in … Continue reading

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Third Sunday of Advent (December 15, 2013): Expectant Waiting and Dynamic Faith

“Be patient, brothers and sisters” — James (5:7) This Sunday is the Third Sunday of Advent, or Gaudete Sunday (Rejoice!).  The readings can be found here. We continue the Advent theme of hopeful anticipation.  Today’s reflection, courtesy of Rev. Eric K. … Continue reading

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