HONEST ADVENT

(Mostly) Thursdays at 6:33pm

via Zoom


From celebrated artist-storyteller Scott Erickson: 25 days of heart-stirring images and thought-provoking meditations to rekindle the wonder of God-with-Us in this season. Honest Advent creates a space for you to encounter the Incarnate Christ in unexpected places: like a pregnancy announcement in an era of political unrest and empirical bloodshed, the morning sickness of a Middle Eastern teenager, and the shocking biology of birth that goes far beyond the sanitized brand of Christmas as we know it.


Because the Thursday before the 1st Sunday of Advent is Thanksgiving Day, we will have the first meeting of our book study on Sunday, 11.29 at 6:33pm.


Between each Thursday, please read the essays that follow and lead up to the assigned essay for a given Thursday evening.


You do not need to read all the essays as they do not build on each other. Each essay stands alone. So, if your schedule doesn’t allow you to read everything, simply read the essay assigned for the discussion on a given Thursday. 


WEEK 1

 

The reading assignment for this Sunday is the Forward, Introduction and essay 1, Annunciation. Following Sunday, please read essays, 2-4, and About the Author.

 


WEEK 2

 

The reading assignment for this Thursday is essay 5, Given. Following Sunday, please read essays, 6-9.

 


WEEK 3

 

The reading assignment for this Thursday is essay 10, Seen. Following Sunday, please read essays, 11-18.

 


WEEK 4


The reading assignment for this Thursday is essay 19, Room. Following Sunday, please read essays, 20-25.



FINAL GATHERING

 

We will join for one last gathering on Sunday, 12.27 at 6:33pm to celebrate Holy Communion and have a final discussion about the book. Please be sure to read the Afterword and Thanks.