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December 2023


This is a downloadable PDF file of this issue of Presbyterian Outlook.



“Love still takes the risk of birth.” The poet Madeleine L’Engle wrote these words at the end of the Vietnam War and in the days of the breaking Watergate wiretapping scandal, even while declaring on paper that “this is no time for a child to be born.” Those words might resonate as deeply today as then. But as we celebrate Jesus’ first advent, we also celebrate the gift of God’s work toward redemption in our world. In this issue of the Outlook, we consider how we might draw closer to God, not only in these days of waiting, but in life beyond the season? How might we accept the gifts of faith and of a love that, over and over, without fail, takes the risk of birth in a broken, messed-up world?