#MyAdvent – Benjamin Robinson

// We ask some of our friends what Advent means to them in our new #MyAdvent series

Written by Benjamin Robinson

No crying he makes? Yeah, right.

// “The cattle are lowing, the baby awakes; But little Lord Jesus ..."

Written by Haydon Spenceley

Joseph: 4 lessons in manliness

// Ah, Christmas. Insert nostalgic remembering comment.

Written by Thomas McConaghie

Advent: the Messiah and house-buying

// 'Waiting, in some respects, is the easiest thing in the world. But, sometimes, it is extremely difficult and unsettling.'

Written by Claire Paye

Did Coca-Cola steal Christmas?

// With the famous ad now in its 20th year, let's remember that it's not the holidays that are coming, but the Holy One.

Written by Krish Kandiah

Wait for it… Wait for it…?

// "Surely Christians should be the best celebrators during the Christmas period? After all - we know the kingdom of God...

Written by Phil Hoyle

Does it really have to be all about the presents?

// Two years ago, I announced to my family that I no longer wanted them to buy Christmas presents for me.

Written by Emma Fowle

A survivor’s guide to Christmas carols

// Carol services are a great way to evangelise in a non-threatening way and one of the few times non-church attending...

Written by Kemi Bamgbose

The incarnation meant vulnerability

// God, the all-powerful creator of the entire universe, sent his equally magnificent Son into the world, and made him utterly vulnerable.

Written by Martin Saunders

Visitors from beyond our world

// "What would happen if we made contact with aliens? As earth-changing as it would be, it's nothing compared to Christmas."

Written by Caleb Woodbridge

The wait of the world

// Waiting – whether it’s for a train, a change or a breakthrough – goes against our instincts.

Written by Tomi Ajayi

Christmas under siege: Let’s grow up

// "Our celebration alters the working year, dominates broadcasting, advertising, children’s expectations and the food we likely eat for months, and...

Written by Jonty Langley

Advent devotions – Christmas day

// Christmas morning

Written by Simon Lang

Advent devotions – Christmas eve

// The Word

Written by Simon Lang

Advent devotions – day 23

// A parent's love

Written by Simon Lang

Advent devotions – day 22

// What's in a name?

Written by Simon Lang

Advent devotions – day 21

// Thought

Written by Simon Lang

Advent devotions – day 20

// Thank-you

Written by Simon Lang

Advent devotions – day 19

// But angels don't sing...

Written by Simon Lang

Advent devotions – day 18

// Human yet divine

Written by Simon Lang