It’s Advent (Sigh) Pt IV

It’s time for the next installment in this curmudgeonly bitch-fest about Advent. Today, we will discuss “joy”. And, before you ask, I don’t have a problem with joy: I have a problem with the way we talk about joy.  The word gets thrown around like it’s no big deal and, really, it kind of is. Our approach […]

It’s Advent (Sigh)

Yesterday was the beginning of Advent and posts about it are starting to show up in my news feed. I am not happy about that, in part, because Advent posts are almost as irritating as people who are whiter than sour cream saying “That’ll preach” at every opportunity, thinking it makes them sound hip((And, by “hip”, I mean […]

Advent in 500 Words (Give or Take)

Okay, folks, we’ve just entered a new church season: Advent. The word advent means “a coming into being or use”.  Capitalize the a and the meaning becomes more specific, as in “the coming of Christ at the Incarnation”. And, of course, the season is “the period beginning four Sundays before Christmas and observed by some Christians […]