Fleming Rutledge reflects on the aptness of Advent and Christmas taking place during the depths of the northern hemisphere’s winter through days of extending darkness, so close to the longest night of the year. In Australia we celebrate Christmas just after the longest day, it is 8.30pm and the homes festooned in seasonal lights still …

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The idea that Jesus’ second coming is to rescue his people from the suffering that this dark world inflicts on us is an important hope. So is the reality that Jesus’ second coming will rescue his people from the darkness that dwells within us. As time goes by the second aspect of the rescue means …

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Disciples of Jesus don’t create to draw attention to themselves or leave a legacy of their accomplishment. Instead they create in order to draw attention to the one worth paying attention to. From Andrew Peterson. …art shouldn’t be about self-expression or self-indulgence. Art should’t be about self. The paradox is that art is necessarily created …

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