Advent resources

Gospel conversations

According to Masha Gessen, a Russian-American journalist and staff writer for the New Yorker, “We’ve lost the ability to have political conversations.”..

In Jesus’ name

I attended Catholic school for the first three years of elementary school. I appreciated Mass, even though the wafer and the cup..


I remember my first fervent, desperate, I-will-do-anything-if-you-answer-this-prayer-God prayer. When I was 8 years old, my little brother’s life seemed to hang in..


Sappy sentiments about “home” pervade this season no less than cheesy Christmas music and relentless advertisements telling us to buy things. The..

Cause or community?

“People connect around a cause and they get tired. We need community while we work on cause.” That’s what my friend, Kermit..

Baptismal calling

For years Frederick Buechner’s quote about vocation both haunted and inspired me. You likely have heard it: “The place God calls you..