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Friday, December 14, 2012

Friday Five: Still Advent, Baby! Edition

Those of you who are my friends on Facebook know I've been trying to post Advent music in this season, which is no small trick because, as you well know, it's been "Christmas" since Halloween in the world out there! So today we focus on Advent and its music-- the good, the bad, the new and the as-yet-unheard!

1. First, do you come from a tradition in which the Advent season is embraced? This is not true for all of us. If you do, what is your personal preference? Do you love it or hate it? Embrace it or want it to go away already? How enthusiastically does your church enter into Advent?

2. What is your favorite Advent music? (A tiny hint about mine can be found above.) Link to a favorite piece if you can.

3. What Advent music makes your skin crawl-- or at least annoys you and makes you wish it were Christmas already?

4. Any Advent discoveries or re-discoveries? Again, we love links-- share your music with us!

5. Tell us how your Advent is going this year. Lost in a haze of church busyness? Finding ways to sit quietly in the darkness and wait? Give us your tips for a really rich Advent experience!

Of course, let us know if you've played. Leave your link in the following format:

<a href="the url of your blog post goes here">what you want the link to say goes here</a>

And a blessed continuation of this season to you!


  1. I played! Of course. Here it is! I'll be back in a bit to see who else out there is playing too...

  2. Heh! I just now pulled together a lot of Advent/Christmas thoughts for the NEXT Church blog:

    Not in Friday Five form, although there is a list involved. Advent music, Christmas music--I love it all, all month long.

  3. I don't know how to put youtube and music into my blog. It took me 4 years to learn how to link. But I played here

  4. Here's <a href=">mine</a> :)

  5. I played and even added some photos and a Youtube as I reflected on Advent, still

    Thanks Pat, for this!

  6. Sting, "Gabriel's message"

  7. here's my advent so far, and I hope everyone has linked to some wonderful advent music--thanks, Pat!

  8. I confess that I am not good at Advent, but I want to be, so I look forward to reading all of these blog posts and learning a lot.

    It seems I am, however, good at ranting, so I was inspired (by the heavens, I hope), to dig up this old newsletter article and publish it about Putting the Christ in Christmas (because I'm weary of hearing about it and apparently was already tired of it 2 years ago!)


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