Note: This is the third in a series of posts inspired by the Advent Conspiracy movement and the book, Advent Conspiracy, by Rick McKinley, Chris Seay and Greg Holder. If you have any encouragement from being united with Christ, if any comfort from his love, if any fellowship with the Spirit, if any tenderness and … Continue reading Advent Conspiracy Week 3: Give More
Note: This is the second in a series of posts inspired by the Advent Conspiracy movement and the book, Advent Conspiracy, by Rick McKinley, Chris Seay and Greg Holder. Our desire is not that others might be relieved while you are hard pressed, but that there might be equality. At the present time your plenty … Continue reading Advent Conspiracy Week 2: Spend Less
Just like on that first Christmas, babies will be born this Christmas in huts and shacks into families that can barely feed themselves, let alone a newborn. It will happen in Liberia and Nicaragua. It will happen in Williamstown and Marietta. Herod won’t try to kill them, but diseases will. Lack of adequate healthcare will. Hopelessness will.
My home church, FUMC Williamstown, will be participating in Advent Conspiracy for the third year in 2009. Helping people reconnect with the true meaning of Christmas by learning to give more relationally and to help the most marginalized people in the world with the basic necessity for survival--clean water. These are a few of my … Continue reading Time to rethink Christmas!