Spiritual Practices

Series Intro: Advent

Depending on your tradition,  Advent may not be a season you’re quite familiar with. Maybe you’ve heard the term thrown around, or perhaps you’ve even been in Sunday services where Advent candles have been lit. But what is it exactly? And how can it become a meaningful tradition in our lives? The word Advent originates… Read More Series Intro: Advent

Bible+Theology, Spiritual Practices

How to Choose a Bible Translation

One question we often hear: which translation of the Bible should I use? Well, it depends on what you’re looking for. Let’s take a closer look at the three translations Charles mentioned. The Message Strengths: Clear and powerful, contemporary language, good for devotional reading Weaknesses: Less accurate in regard to the underlying Greek/Hebrew Example: Ex.… Read More How to Choose a Bible Translation

Spiritual Practices

Advent 2019

Something that churches all over the world have done since around the 5th century to prepare for the birth of Jesus is to observe the season of Advent in the weeks leading up to Christmas Day. Advent simply means “coming,” and is a season where we refocus ourselves and wait expectantly for the “coming” of… Read More Advent 2019