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Advent blog: Happiness, as easy buying a can of coke by Andrew Harris

Advent blog: Happiness, as easy buying a can of coke by Andrew Harris

This month in HYG we had an interesting discussion that I thought I’d share. In the spirit of the Christmas season, we watched a bunch of commercials and, specifically, we looked at what the commercials were selling. We watched a Coke commercial where Coke made everyone in the world happy, a gum commercial where the gum plays an integral role in a couple falling in love, and a JetBlue commercial that promised luxury, comfort, and security. These commercials lead us to believe that happiness, love,...
Advent blog: "Annunciation" by Nancy Rottman

Advent blog: “Annunciation” by Nancy Rottman

This Sunday we will be reading about Mary’s visit with Elizabeth (The Visitation). But before we do that, it is important, I think, for us to pause for a good long moment to stand in Mary’s place and hear the angel announcing what could be, if she’d (we’d) only say, “yes!”  What annunciations have occurred in your life? Did you say, “Yes” or “No?” What might have been if you had chosen differently? Choice: integral to humanness.   I invite you to read (out loud if...
Advent blog: "Mary, Did You Know?" by David Price

Advent blog: “Mary, Did You Know?” by David Price

“So Isaiah told him, ‘Then listen to this, government of David! It’s bad enough that you make people tired with your pious, timid hypocrisies, but now you’re making God tired. So the Master is going to give you a signs anyway. Watch for this: A girl who is presently a virgin will get pregnant. She’ll bear a son and name him Immanuel (God-With-Us).” (Isaiah 7:13-17 MSG)