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Interrupted By Hope

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Interrupted By Hope


The purpose of Advent is to make us pregnant with hope. For many, the holiday season is not filled with joy, family, and gifts, but anxiety, stress, and despair. Advent seeks to reframe our experiences with new expectations, expectations that will not disappoint. It is the expectancy that new life will start to grow within all of us. However, we must be willing to make room for an interruption. Can we make that space to receive this gift?

These films are provided to help bring our attention to the season, to a sacred, different time. Each can be used in a communal or individual setting. May God use this time as a fresh breath, a new life within you and among you. May the stirrings of this season take root within you, extend and serve the world through you.

The series includes 11 films with accompanying discussion guide. (Note: to download discussion guides click "Addition Content File" in download box. For Personal Streaming subscribers, download HERE). Series trailer streaming on Facebook HERE.


  1. Advent week 1 - Advent as Reorientation – Brian Zahnd “Learning How to Hope” video 
  2. Advent week 1 - Advent as Wisdom – Richard Rohr “The Welcoming of a Bigger Mind” video
  3. Advent week 2 - Advent as Scandal – Richard Rohr “Going to The Depth of the Manger” video
  4. Advent week 2 - Advent as Looking – Glennon Doyle Melton – “Be Still and Look” video
  5. Advent week 3 - Advent as Breaking the Circle – Wm. Paul Young “Coming to Find Us” video
  6. Advent week 3 - Advent as Imagination - Marlon Hall “Fully Human” video
  7. Advent week 3 - Advent as Poetic Imagination – Malcolm Guite “A Womb for the Wounded World” video
  8. Advent week 4 - Advent as Subversion – Richard Rohr “Bearing the Divine Through the Ordinary” video
  9. Advent week 4 - Advent as Already - Rudy Rasmus “A Resurrected Christmas” video
  10. Christmas - Christmas as Incarnation - Parker Palmer “The Risk of Incarnation” video
  11. Christmas - Christmas as Embodiment – Barbara Brown Taylor “Matter Matters” video 

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