To enrich your practice of Advent …

This beautiful piece by Steve Bell beautifully captures the spirit of Advent waiting — not as passive biding time, but as “keening for the dawn.”

Part of my annual advent ritual over the last decade or so is to listen to this amazing choral work by Morten Lauridsen:

If you haven’t discovered Matthew Myer Boulton’s SALT Project podcast, don’t miss his current series: Strange New World: Understanding Christmas. It is stellar. Here’s a link: /. DON’T MISS THIS!


Finally, my favorite verse of my favorite Christmas carol is this:

Truly He taught us to love one another
His law is love and His gospel is peace
Chains shall He break for the slave is our brother
And in His name all oppression shall cease
Sweet hymns of joy in grateful chorus raise we,
Let all within us praise His holy name

Here’s a sweet rendition:

Sending Advent joy to all …