Well, it’s that time of year again. We’ve gorged ourselves on turkey and dressing. We’ve braved the chaos that is Black Friday. We’ve dragged the tree down from the attic and spent a couple of hours untangling strings of lights and determining which ones have burned out.
It must be Christmas!!!
Except… wait a minute… it’s not. Not yet.
It’s actually the season of Advent, the four weeks leading up to Christmas Day. Advent is all about anticipation and expectation. Like the character of Simeon in Luke 2, Advent is about waiting and longing for God to come through. And, true to His Word, God always comes through. How He does it, though, is what makes for a really interesting conversation.
On this episode of The DBC Podcast, Bo sits down with occasional co-hosts Jeff Reams (Minister of Missions) and Mark Paul (Minister with Students) to talk about everything from the proper term for Thanksgiving stuffing that isn’t actually stuffed, why Die Hard should be included in a list of classic Christmas movies, and how God proves Himself to be the most gifted storyteller the world has ever known. We talk about the significance of Advent and how it is an essential part of the excitement and power of Christmas. And we discuss how the themes of Advent – specifically hope, peace, joy, and love – are visible as much outside the Church as within it. Even the most hardened skeptic cannot help but be moved by the timelessness of these themes, and in this way, Christmas is truly for everyone.
Please join the conversation in the Comments section below by telling us about your holidays, your thoughts on the Christmas story in Scripture, or even what classic Christmas movies we didn’t mention this week. We’ll be talking about these themes all month, so make sure you submit a question if you would like us to talk about a particular topic.
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