The Art of Advent

The word Advent means “arrival.” For centuries, Christians have used the weeks before the celebration of Christmas to prepare and anticipate the arrival of the Messiah, the Anointed One. When Jesus was born in Bethlehem, the Anointed One arrived. Advent is also a season to remember Jesus’ promise that He is coming back again. Christians most likely … Continue reading The Art of Advent

Why Christians Should Celebrate Lent and the Venerable Bede

[This is part three of my series of articles entitled: "Hangin' with the Carolingians." The Carolingian dynasty, which encompassed nearly two centuries (AD 686-840), is a fascinating era. The Venerable Bede, who is the subject of this article, was an English contemporary of the Carolingians who was largely responsible for the rise of English literacy … Continue reading Why Christians Should Celebrate Lent and the Venerable Bede