In day 25 of our Unsettling Advent devotional series, Lauren Graeber reflects on how angels always seem to say “do not be afraid” as soon as they show up, and what we can learn about fear and hope from the stories.
Contributing writer Rodney Kennedy argues that the "War on Christmas" is an imaginary moment. He implores us to forego all this whining and unleash a magnificent supply of Christmas practices that bear witness to the presence of Jesus.
In day 23 of our Unsettling Advent devotional series, Sophie Day reflects on the message of Advent in light of her work to tell the stories of individuals who have been sentenced to death and are in their last stages of appeals.
Editor-in-Chief Brian Kaylor offers some seasonal advice to the music director at First Baptist Church in Dallas, Texas, ahead of Sunday’s worship service that will include former President Donald Trump.
In day 20 of our Unsettling Advent devotional series, Senior Editor Beau Underwood reflects on watching the insurrection on Jan. 6 and what it might tell us about Jesus’s apocalyptic vision in Matthew’s Gospel.
In day 19 of our Unsettling Advent devotional series, Amanda Tyler reflects on the difference between QAnon prophecies that led to the Jan. 6 insurrection and the biblical prophecies we read during Advent.
Contributing writer Sarah Blackwell explores the many ways family traditions and rituals are an important part of faith formation for children. Traditions and rituals allow us to look back and appreciate what has come before as well as contemplate what our own legacy will be.