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Walter Brueggemann’s Advent Reflections

Posted on: December 5, 2013

3-A323Numerous well-known authors have written Advent/Christmas reflections for Alternatives. Check out Walter Brueggemann‘s six-part series for Whose Birthday Is It, Anyway? #1:


(Also reprinted in Whose Birthday? #22) This is not part of Whose Birthday? 2013 (#25).

He served on Alternative’s Honorary Board of Directors and as a judge for our Sing Justice! Do Justice! hymn competition. He wrote the Foreword for that collection.

Unfamiliar with Dr. Brueggemann?

More Alternative Advent Reflections to come — Joan Chittister, Bill McKibben, Ron Sider, Megan McKenna, Tom Sine. If you can’t wait, help yourself to the whole Whose Birthday? collection.

Other TEXT & ART Resources

Advent/Christmas Calendars | Christmas Anthologies to read alone or aloud | Christmas Campaign Kit | Spirit of Simplicity: Quotes & Art: Celebrating Advent/Christmas | Worship Alternatives: Advent/Christmas | Seasonal/Thematic Index: Advent/Christmas/Epiphany | Many More Alternative Christmas Articles – Investigate a few that might meet your personal, family or congregational/group needs. They’re all FREE. | 10 Tips for Simpler, More Meaningful Celebrations | EARLY WINTER FESTIVALS – New Year’s Day |Emancipation Day (Jan. 1)Epiphany (Jan. 6)

Podcast Reminder

You can access all SLW! podcast audio and the show notes either at or at (then click window #3). LISTEN through your computer, iPod, iPad, iPhone (or equivalent). SUBSCRIBE through or your favorite podcast service.

Access individual episodes: #1-3: Getting Acquainted | #4-5: Beyond a Consumer Lifestyle | #6-11: Whose Birthday Is It, Anyway? (Many of Alternatives’ audio shorts are part of this series.)

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Peace, Gerald “Jerry” Iversen, Chief SLW! Activist

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