Friday, December 18, 2015

Friday Favorites - Advent Calendar
Check out this wonderful advent season resource from Biola University's Center for Christianity, Culture, and the Arts. You can subscribe to receive daily emails.

From the website introduction:
We live in a complex and crazy world where the affluence and indulgence of developed nations stands in stark contrast to the millions throughout the globe who struggle for survival. It is impossible to ignore the dangerous plight of thousands of refugees as they seek asylum and new opportunities. This year’s Advent Project—influenced by current events—examines the uncanny parallels between Christ’s birth and the current refugee crisis.

As Christmas approaches, the Advent Project will observe specific themes each week relating to this topic. Weeks one and two focus on essential doctrines of the Christian faith: the incarnation of Christ and his virgin birth. Following that, we will offer a week of prayers inspired by the Old Testament book of Isaiah, calling Christ to come and effect change in our lives. The Christmas narrative occupies week four, and week five focuses on Jesus as a refugee. The Advent Project concludes in week six with Christ’s profound proclamations of peace.

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