Tag Archives: Advent 2016

Joseph’s Sacrificial Fatherhood and a Dream greater than any Visa can secure

The PBS NewsHour series “Brief but Spectacular” portrays Jacqueline Novogratz with her micro-lending development work. The interview begins this way. JACQUELINE NOVOGRATZ, Founder and CEO, Acumen:  When I was six years old, my first grade nun, Sister Mary Theophane, beat it … Continue reading

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Why all our efforts at self-rescue and security fall short, and how the frustrating Son of Man brings peace

Ghost Ship Fire in Oakland On December 2 fire broke out in a warehouse that had been used an artist collective in Oakland CA. There was an unpermitted concert event in the building happening at the time as well as … Continue reading

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John the Advent Sandwich Board Guy

Two Sandwich Signs So here are two sandwich signs. How do they make you feel? Does one or neither grip you? Why does one grip you and not the other? Maybe neither grips you and you just think they’re nuts … Continue reading

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Prepare for the Day of the Lord, Large and Small

Reading Church History If you know me you know I’m a lifelong learner and history has always interested me. Over the last several months I’ve read (or listened to on audio books) a variety of things on various periods since … Continue reading

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