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Advent: avoiding repentance?

… trying to avoid the penitential aspect of Advent is just another way of avoiding the hard call of Christ to give up what we value most in service to God and our fellow travelers…

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An Advent Purist relents

When we insist on a strict observation of Advent, we are the only people — as Christians – who are NOT talking about Christmas and singing “Christmas” hymns* at the exact time when we have the culture’s fullest attention.

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Peeps, butterflies and resurrection

We are tipping our collective cap this Easter Monday afternoon to Bishop Dorsey McConnell and Andy Muhl of the Episcopal Diocese of Pittsburgh. They did a great Ash Wednesday video, and now they are back with an Easter message.

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The Obamas hear an Easter sermon

Quoting from John 20:1-18, Leon said in the same way Jesus told Mary Magdalene not to hold onto him, it is time for conservatives to stop holding on to what he considers outdated stances on race, gender equality, homosexuals and immigrants.

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