Our God for whom nothing is impossible
Advent / Poverty & Transformation Ministries / Together for Hope

Our God for whom nothing is impossible

By Rachel Gunter Shapard 26 In the sixth month the angel Gabriel was sent by God to a town in Galilee called Nazareth, 27 to a virgin engaged to a man whose name was Joseph, of the house of David. The virgin’s name was Mary. 28 And he came to her and said, “Greetings, favored one! The Lord is with … Continue reading

Houston church provides timely Advent offering to Matamoros ministry
Advent / Fellowship Southwest / immigration / refugees

Houston church provides timely Advent offering to Matamoros ministry

By Elket Rodríguez Shared understanding of weakness and vulnerability prompted a Houston church to support a ministry to refugees in Matamoros, Mexico—just across the border from Brownsville, Texas. As Pastor Eleuterio González responded to the COVID-19 outbreak that forced him to close an immigrant shelter in Matamoros, Pastor David Deulofeu prepared to bless González’s ministry … Continue reading

Iglesia Hispana en Houston proporciona una ofrenda de Adviento oportuna al ministerio de Matamoros
Advent / COVID-19 / Espanol / Fellowship Southwest

Iglesia Hispana en Houston proporciona una ofrenda de Adviento oportuna al ministerio de Matamoros

Por Elket Rodríguez La identificación de una iglesia Hispana en Houston con el nivel de vulnerabilidad en el que viven las familias migrantes la impulsó a apoyar un ministerio que sirve a refugiados en Matamoros, México, justo al otro lado de la frontera con Brownsville, Texas. Y es que mientras el pastor Eleuterio González se … Continue reading

A Litany of Lament for Liberation: An Advent Reflection
Advent / COVID-19 / Leadership Scholars / Racial Reconciliation / young Baptists

A Litany of Lament for Liberation: An Advent Reflection

By Kristan Pitts Advent is a season of paradox. It’s a season where we hold in tension the celebration of the birth of Christ and the anticipation of Christ’s second coming.  2020 has been an exercise of what it means to exist in tension. We have experienced a pandemic, increased visibility of structural injustice, polarizing political … Continue reading

What is Advent?
Advent / Leadership Scholars / young Baptists

What is Advent?

By Jiquan Davis What is Advent? According to The Hutchinson Unabridged Encyclopedia with Atlas and Weather Guide, Advent is the period of preparation before his birth on Christmas Day. It begins four Sundays before Christmas on Advent Sunday; the date varies depending on which day of the week Christmas falls. Advent is a word with Latin roots and … Continue reading

Following the Star Advent devotions begin November 29 on d365
Advent

Following the Star Advent devotions begin November 29 on d365

Following the Star, the devotional series for Advent and Christmas, returns to d365.org, beginning on November 29. This series features scripture, prayer, and meditative thoughts accompanied by gentle music. Writers include Emmitt Drumgoole, Pastoral Resident at Second Baptist in Liberty, Miss., Rosy Robson, Associate Pastor of First Presbyterian Church of Richardson, Texas, Luz Cabrera Montes, Youth Ministry Liaison for The … Continue reading