What Is the Point of Advent?

Today I gave a Mid-Day Advent Reflection on the Minneapolis campus of the University of St. Thomas on the theme: What is the Point of Advent?

Why is it important that we celebrate Advent each year?  During my talk I suggested several related themes I think we are meant to reflect on during the Advent period: God’s love; the invitation to humans to participate in God’s plan; the inevitability of the fulfillment of God’s promise; hope; and trust.

You can access a recording of the session here or stream it from the icon below. (The podcast runs for 28:44 and ends at the point at which I opened the session up to sharing by participants.)

You can find a copy of the prayer materials we distributed to participants here.


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