Advent Synchroblog – Jesus Is Coming: What Do You Expect?

8 Nov

Each year blogger, author, gardener, and missional proponent Christine Sine does an Advent series at her blog in which she invites guest bloggers to write from their perspective on Advent for her blog, Godspace.  Every year these posts are some of the best the internet has to offer on the season and our shared faith.

This year Christine has kindly offered to team with Synchroblog and will be using some of our posts as her guest series.  To that end, we thought it would be a good idea to have a quick event at the beginning of November (Calling Us Out of Numbness), so that we can have an Advent event in late November and then a post Christmas event in late December.

To begin Advent we are exploring ideas that are encompassed in “Jesus Is Coming: What Do You Expect?” — Christmas is probably the most widely celebrated Christian festival in the world.  Incredibly, the birth of a tiny baby two thousand years ago in an obscure village in Palestine still has the power to impact and transform lives.  Unfortunately it is also the most commercialized event on our calendars and even for many Christians is fast losing its religious significance. So what are we really expecting this Advent and Christmas season? Are we just waiting for a baby born in a stable or are we expecting a Saviour who will transform the world? This month’s synchroblog is centered around our expectations for the Advent and Christmas season. What are we expecting? How will it impact our lives and our faith?

This synchroblog will vary a little bit from our ordinary pattern.  We will be taking submissions for a week beginning Wednesday, November 23 and ending Wednesday, November 30 at 6 pm PST (9 pm for EST folks).

Please list your links, as usual, in the comments below and we will add them to the link compilation document on a daily basis.   We’ll finish the round with a grand tour post on December 1.

You may submit as many times as you like and this might be a great place for a short series.  However, you will need to balance that desire with Christine’s need to open her Advent Series to as many authors as possible.

Please enjoy this round and we are looking forward to reading the many different perspectives that Synchrobloggers have come to offer!

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22 Responses to “Advent Synchroblog – Jesus Is Coming: What Do You Expect?”

  1. Ron Cole November 22, 2011 at 10:15 am #

    Here’s the link to my contribution to the Advent Synchroblog…

    http://thewearypilgrim.typepad.com/the_weary_pilgrim/2011/11/advent-re-imagining-everything.html

  2. Sarah Styles Bessey (@emergingmummy) November 22, 2011 at 11:10 pm #

    Here is my contribution. http://www.emergingmummy.com/2011/11/in-which-im-expecting-something-from.html

    Wonderful topic. I can’t wait to read them as they come in.

  3. Liz November 23, 2011 at 5:33 am #

    Here’s mine: Expect the Unexpected http://gracerules.wordpress.com/2011/11/22/expect-the-unexpected/

  4. Miz Melly November 23, 2011 at 8:30 pm #

    Here’s a link to my contribution:

    What are we waiting for?

    http://aislingdream.wordpress.com/2011/11/23/advent-2/

  5. david perry November 23, 2011 at 10:46 pm #

    Here’s my contribution too: Advent as a mirror of possibility and expectation

    http://visualtheology.blogspot.com/2011/11/advent-as-mirror-of-possibility-and.html

  6. Christine Sine November 24, 2011 at 12:06 am #

    here is my contribution – a little jetlagged still but looking forward to all the posts

    http://godspace.wordpress.com/2011/11/22/jesus-is-coming-what-do-we-expect/

  7. Liz VerHage November 24, 2011 at 9:13 am #

    Here is my Advent reflection on what I am expecting this season; looking forward to seeing others thoughts soon!

    http://livingtheology.net/?p=597

  8. Liz November 24, 2011 at 10:39 am #

    Sonja, David Henson left me a message on my FB page that he would like to submit a contribution to the Advent Synchroblog. Here’s the message he left with his link:

    i would love to have my Advent series included (I no longer run a blog but my writing regulaly appears here) http://ow.ly/7C0k1

  9. Sally Coleman November 25, 2011 at 9:54 pm #

    My post is here: http://sallysjourney.typepad.com/sallys_journey/2011/11/come-spirit-of-advent-a-prayer-of-hope-and-expectation.html it is more a prayer for the unexpected than a declaration of what is expected :-)

  10. Jeremy Myers November 25, 2011 at 11:23 pm #

    My post will go up tomorrow. Here is the link:

    http://www.tillhecomes.org/jesus-is-returning-today/

  11. Glenn November 26, 2011 at 12:35 am #

    Here is my post for the advent synchroblog. It was a good exercise for me and I am sure I will enjoy the other contributions.

    http://glennhager1.wordpress.com/2011/11/25/antithetical-advent/

  12. mkk November 27, 2011 at 9:02 am #

    Love this! Thanks for the inspiration and the chance to reflect…http://miheekimkort.com/2011/11/26/advent-expectations-keep-awake/

  13. ellenharoutunian November 27, 2011 at 10:32 am #

    Thanks for the reminder and the chance to still join in! Here’s mine: Remember Our Story

    http://ellenharoutunian.com/2011/11/26/advent-2011-synchroblog-remember-our-story/

  14. Wendy McCaig November 28, 2011 at 4:23 am #

    Here is my post. I put the link in the Facebook page but did not make it to this site. Hope it is not too late.

    http://wendymccaig.com/2011/11/25/we%E2%80%99re-expecting-a-baby/

  15. Jon Reid November 28, 2011 at 6:40 am #

    Mine’s up. “Undiscovered Advent: The Second Coming of Christ”

    http://www.blogoneanother.com/2011/11/undiscovered-advent-the-second-coming-of-christ.html

  16. Dave Wainscott November 29, 2011 at 11:07 am #

    Thanks for doing this. Here’s mine

    “For Advent, I’m expecting what I desire and what I deserve!” (Synchroblog)

    http://davewainscott.blogspot.com/2011/11/for-advent-im-expecting-what-i-desire.html

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