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Michael Crosby’s Alternative A-C-E Reflections

Posted on: December 21, 2013

3-A0111Numerous well-known writers have written Advent/Christmas/Epiphany reflections for Alternatives. Check out Mike’s series (in addition to Whose Birthday? 2013 – #25 and Whose Birthday? Podcast series).

Michael served on Alternatives’ board, named Alternatives’ Lenten collection Who’s Risen from the Dead, Anyway? and has authored several books, including The Seven Last Words.

Michael H. Crosby, Capuchin-Franciscan (Midwest Province) coordinates the Spirituality of the Beatitudes Program and the Wisconsin and Minnesota Coalitions for Responsible Investment. He has lectured, offered workshops, and guided retreats around the country. His other books include “Do You Love Me?” and Spirituality of the Beatitudes.

More info on Mike.

Free Resources for Advent, Christmas & Epiphany

Guidelines for Alternative Giving | 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 | 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 a Simpler, More Meaningful Christmas

Carols with Justice sing-along | Sing Justice! Do Justice! – Advent & Christmas selections

Christmas Anthologies to read alone or aloud | Christmas Campaign Kit – Buy Me Nothing, I’ll Still Love You. | 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?

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

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