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Advent | political religion

Disruptive Religion

Why we sometimes need religion to offend us and disturb the status quo...

January 2, 2020

Handel's Messiah | Christmas | Advent | George Frideric Handel | Victorian Era | Easter | Michael Marissen | Charles Jennens

Handel's Messiah: A Christmas Oratorio? -- Emily C. Hoyler

The Christian season of Advent abounds with traditions that have been upheld, invented, and reimagined over the centuries. In the West, one such tradition is attending Handel’s oratorio, Messiah (1741), with its famed “Hallelujah” chorus. Every Decem...

December 25, 2014

Ferguson | Advent | Michael Brown | Darren Wilson | dialogue

Ferguson Congregations "Lay It On the Table," Taking a Step Toward Honest Dialogue -- Rick Nutt

on Sunday, November 30, a remarkable and hopeful event happened without fanfare. ...

December 4, 2014