A Liminal Advent doesn’t allow me to glibly declare that after a certain amount of waiting God will come into our pain and heal it all.
A liminal Advent encourages and challenges us to experience togetherness with those not like us. Because we need each other. All the each others.
When we give ourselves the freedom to question during a liminal Advent, without expecting ready and complete answers, we may learn that our house isn’t entirely in order. But are we brave enough to confess such a thing?
What if we have forgotten, or perhaps never explored, the stuff of Advent beyond our established boundaries? What if a liminal Advent is more authentic?
Backleading: A Poem. The prelude began on a Nashville night; The first movement ended on a Mississippi highway.
Jesus is the pre-eminent interpreter of scripture. And in one instance he injects one interpretive word into one familiar theological statement, and we still haven’t recovered.