Systemic Evil and the Justice of Advent

We live in a world of systemic evil. Asian and Latin American drug cartels produce and transport their merchandise with impunity because they have bought off or killed the public officials who would stop them and the journalists who would expose them. On the other side of the world, corner dealers battle for turf to sell to the wretched addicts who stumble and sleep on the sidewalks of American cities. Sex traffickers in Thailand entice vulnerable girls and boys into sex slavery and bribe politicians to turn a blind eye, as they sell perverse fantasies to thousands of wealthy Western sex tourists. Pharmaceutical companies conduct drug trials on unsuspecting Africans and collude with health regulators to cover their tracks. For most of our history, the United States deprived blacks of liberty, dignity, and political and legal rights.
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Christmas Countdown: 13 Vegan Advent Calendars for 24 Days of Gifts

We’re just about ready to roast chestnuts on an open fire. And what better way to ring in the holidays than with 24 days of gifts? From beauty essentials to decadent chocolates and other vegan treats, we’re rounding up the best vegan advent calendars for a little extra holiday cheer!
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Advent Anxiety

The Advent season, the beginning of the liturgical year, presents us with scripture readings that lead us to reflect on the possibility of finding new life in unexpected places. An ending brings about a beginning; horrific apocalyptic imagery is a place for new hope; words of wisdom are heard in the desert; an elderly woman and a virgin are pregnant; and we are promised that salvation will be found in a helpless newborn.
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Let Us Adore Him: Vicksburg churches preparing for season of Advent

As the season of Thanksgiving comes to a close and the final days of November fall away, area Christians will join Christians around the world to observe the season of Advent — the preparation for the birth of Jesus. According to, scholars believe that during the 4th and 5th...

Holy Land Advent calendar starts each day of Advent with a splash of joy

What better way to learn about the Christian witness of the current-day followers of Jesus in the place where he was born, lived, and ministered than a daily journey across the Holy Land. Beginning on December 1 the American Friends of the Episcopal Diocese of Jerusalem (AFEDJ) will launch an...

Advent music: 10 best carols and hymns to begin the festive season

We take a look at some of the best music to begin the festive season. Advent is a time of celebration in the Christian religion, as believers prepare for the birth of Jesus Christ. The four weeks that lead up Christmas are marked with beautiful and poignant music in anticipation...

Advent service set at St. Therese

St. Therese Catholic Church, 217 Brawley School Road, Mooresville, will be having a special service, The Vigil Project on Dec. 9 at 7 p.m. The Vigil Project brings their True Presence Night featuring worship music and Eucharistic Adoration to St. Therese. All are invited to join them during this Advent season for a night of worship, music and adoration with the project.

CHRONEXT’s New Advent Calendar Is for Watch Connoisseurs

Luxury watch platform CHRONEXT has unveiled its new Advent calendar for 2021 that expands its previous 2020 edition. Crafted from high-quality wood that is coated with black piano lacquer, the calendar features 24 illuminated doors to conceal the collection of luxe watches and a clockwork outline. Behind the doors is a curated selection of timepieces like a limited-edition Audemars Piguet Royal Oak Black Panther, a Rolex Cosmograph Daytona Leopard with a diamond setting, a rose gold A. Lange & Söhne Zeitwerk mechanical wristwatch and more. In addition to these highlighted models, the selection also includes other timepieces from Patek Phillipe, Rolex, Audemars Piguet and more.