Wednesday, December 03, 2008

Advent Conspiracy

This is one of the best little videos I've seen in a long time...what could happen in Christians stopped focusing on what our consumer society has turned Christmas into and turned Advent...a time of preparation for the coming of Christ...into a time for remembering Christ's call to love and serve our neighbor? How much more meaningful would Christmas be, rather than a relief to just get through the season? And how much more of a witness could we be as Christians to God's love for humanity by being counter-cultural in this kind of way?

The video's only 2 and a half minutes long. But its impact will stay with you much longer, I promise:



Check out http://www.adventconspiracy.org/ for more ideas on restoring the scandal of Christmas by substituting compassion for consumption.

LH

4 comments:

Anonymous said...

Hi LH,
You don't know me, but I read your blog occassionally and your postings on Huskerpedia (I don't post there, but am a Husker fan, also).
I really admire your devotion to God and religion, and I was wondering if I could ask you some questions about these things since I'm going through a rough patch and really questioning God's existence.
I know this is an odd request from a stranger, but if you're willing to discuss these things a little, my email addy is (address removed by LH for commenter's privacy).

Thanks and Go Huskers!

LutheranHusker said...

Anonymous--

I'd be happy to discuss whatever you'd like. An email is on its way to you. God bless, and thanks for your comment.

steve martin said...

Interesting video.

I don't know if spending on gifts is the problem, but I do think we ought spend more time handing out the free gift of the gospel to sinners.
Not tracks, but just the Word to those that are hurting (everyone).

Thanks! Keep up the good work!

- Steve Martin San Clemente, CA

LutheranHusker said...

Steve,

While I agree that providing people access to hearing and reading the good news of the gospel is an inherently good thing, I think the video is aimed at those who would already call themselves Christian but who still allow themselves to be sucked into society's definition of the holiday season.

Christians can't change the hearts of the world if we're unable to allow our own hearts to be changed.

And as for witnessing, this is a case where actions definitely speak louder than words. Non-Christian criticism of Christianity usually isn't "I don't think God exists." It's usually "Christians are a bunch of hypocrites."

We need to preach the gospel always, and use words when necessary.