What is Advent?

The season of Advent marks the beginning of the church year, and includes the four Sundays before Christmas. The Latin root for Advent means “coming.”  Christians use this season as a time to proclaim and reflect on the comings of Christ. These...

Thinking About Discipleship Pathways

For seven weeks before Christmas I invited Sunday worshippers to help us consider what spiritual practices characterized four different levels of Christian faith development. The four levels were arbitrarily labeled as Beginner, Explorer, Apprentice and Coach. A...