Willimon on Consumerism + Outstanding Advent Hymns + Reardon’s Devotions

Certainly the most obvious “work of darkness” most of us could cast off in the Advent season is our addiction to consumerism. UMC Bishop Will Willimon has an outstanding admonition to Resist the Culture of Consumerism.

A Christian celebration of advent will de-emphasize consumer aspects of Christmas. We won’t overlook our sin or spend time condemning others. We’ll look at our own celebration and ask how we can reduce spending on ourselves and increase our giving to genuine and important needs.

Here’s a fine post on Advent Hymnody with a selection of 16 Advent hymns.

Patrick Reardon’s devotional blog is consistently useful to those who use the lectionary.

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~ by Michael on December 8, 2006.

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