My third piece for Advent titled “Advent and Expectations” is now on Sojourners. You can read all three of them on my bio page. They will be part of a series called “Advent Reflections.” It’s been a privilege to contribute to such a great publication this Christmas season.
I explore the first Advent and its context on Burnside today in “There must be more.” For Mary, for Joseph, for Jesus and for us there are chilling consequences of a God who risks reputation and honor for the greater work of salvation in the Earth. Messages of comfort, wealth and notoriety suffer under such an Advent lesson. Please check it out and comment there.
Why were you searching for me? he asked. Didn’t you know I had to be in my Father’s house?
–Jesus of Nazareth
Experience is what enables you to recognize a mistake when you make it again.