For about half of my adult life I have been seeking to untangle Christmas from the web of materialism and secularization that it has become in the western world. When I began expressing my concerns I was often provided that peculiar glare from people who thought you were Scrooge-incarnate. But I persisted and I can't tell you how happy I was when I came aross a web site titled "The Advent Conspiracy." Here I found my kindred spirits. Their website is simple, and the main page says it all.
Founded by five pastors, they posed four tenets:
The essays listed below are reflections on these four tenets. They are my journey, yet you will most likely find threaded into the stories your story as well. There is hope for Christmas.