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Tom Sine’s Advent Reflections

Posted on: December 17, 2013

3-A1445Numerous well-known writers have contributed Advent/Christmas reflections for Alternatives. Check out Tom’s series (in addition to Whose Birthday? 2013 – #25 and Whose Birthday? Podcast series).

Tom Sine is probably best known for the best-seller  Mustard Seed Conspiracy and Mustard Seed vs. McWorld. He and spouse Christine have formed the Mustard Seed Associates and are building an educational eco-village on an island on the coast of Washington state.

Read his latest blog for Godspace: What Is the Future You Want to Come Home to, and Tom’s blog.

Bill McKibben, Ron Sider and more yet to come!

Free Resources for Advent & Christmas

Guidelines for Alternative Giving I | Guidelines II | Christmas & Santa: A Household Resource | Christmas Packs (1-15) | Unplug the Christmas Machine Workshop Leader’s Guide (also AUDIO) | VIDEO: Celebration Revolution of Alexander Scrooge | Have Yourself a Merry Little Christmas | Whose Birthday Is It, Anyway? (#1-25) Also AUDIO versions, #16-20. | Reaching Out to Others: Alternative Giving Card | Many More Alternative Christmas Articles – Investigate a few that might meet your personal, family or congregational/group needs. They’re all FREE.

Treasury of CelebrationsCreate Celebrations That Reflect Your Values and Don’t Cost the Earth – December | ADVENT | CHRISTMAS | Early Winter Festivals – New Year’s Day |Emancipation Day (Jan. 1) | Epiphany (Jan. 6)

10 Tips for Simpler, More Meaningful Celebrations

Carols with Justice sing-along

Sing Justice! Do Justice! – Advent & Christmas selections

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

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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