Ringing in Advent (Part 4 of 4)

Ringing in Advent (Part 4 of 4)

Happy (belated) Fourth Sunday in Advent! For the past three weeks, I’ve tried to ring in Advent with my version of Alan Hirsch’s BELLS: Bless, Eat, Listen, Learn, and Sent. Learning to be kind and nice, we share God’s love. Learning to be hospitable, we share God’s...
Ringing in Advent (Part 3 of 4)

Ringing in Advent (Part 3 of 4)

Happy Third Sunday in Advent! In last week’s message we began looking at Alan Hirsch’s five habits of highly missional people: BELLS. We were encouraged to Bless someone in some way every day and to Eat, to share hospitality. Let’s continue. L:...
Ringing in Advent (Part 2 of 4)

Ringing in Advent (Part 2 of 4)

Happy Second Sunday in Advent! Last month I had a chance to get together with people of faith—from my own church, from neighboring communities, from throughout the Puget Sound area. We listened to a wonderful video by Alan Hirsch, an Australian author and missional...
Ringing in Advent (Part 1 of 4)

Ringing in Advent (Part 1 of 4)

Happy First Sunday in Advent! Hearing those words do you smile? Or do your shoulders slump? This is the time we celebrate love, joy, peace, and hope. But do you catch yourself loving the idea that it’ll all be over soon? Do you get the greatest joy when the list is...