Season 11: Episode 1 | Advent: Living Between Two Worlds

Happy New Year! Advent marks the beginning of the church year. Join Ruth Haley Barton and Steve Weins for spiritual encouragement based on this year’s Advent Reflections (Cycle B) with an episode for each week of Advent. This podcast season is designed to help leaders (and everyone) carve out time to make Advent a season of transformation. If you would like to make listening to the scriptures each day a spiritual practice for this season, there is a link below. The podcast conversation begins at 7:19.

Scriptures only for Advent Cycle B

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Mentioned in this podcast:
Advent Reflections: Revive Restore Reveal
Revised Common Lectionary and guidance on how to use the lectionary

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Music Credit:
Advent: Music in Solitude CD (this is currently not available for purchase. New store coming January 2021)

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Thank you for this series. Just perfect for our times and I’m holding space as you’re recommending. How much we need to be rescued by our God. Such freedom awaits us, even when we feel so vulnerable. He is holding us as in Psalm 131. …Peace like a weaned child.

Last edited 4 months ago by Kris

Thank you Ruth, Steve and Mary for this reflection today. Just before listening to this podcast I prayed, “Lord, I believe you have a plan for my life (which is in transition), but I don’t know what it is. I need to know your mind on this matter (wisdom). I trust that you will tell me when I need to know. Lord, have your way with me. Amen.” Then your podcast so appropriately focused on waiting on God and living between two worlds. Thank you for sharing and to our Lord for leading.

So grateful God used this episode to meet you in such a specific way! Thanks so much for this encouragement.

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