With the turn of the calendar to November, it doesn’t seem too early now to be thinking about Advent. I’m hopeful that we will be able to do a significant amount of Advent blogging at L&B this year. I thought it might be helpful to post a round up of our most popular Advent entries from years’ past. I’ve already updated some of the entries below with some new links for 2014. I’ve also begun work on a new compilation of Advent resources, and an updated and comprehensive index of past years’ Advent entries. Those should be appearing within the coming 7 – 10 days… stay tuned.
And, as always, please leave any recommendations or feedback in the comments. Thanks!
Most popular Advent entries of all time: (all of these have received 3000+ views!)
Advent Links & Resources: All About Jesse Trees
More Jesse Tree links!
What the Advent Candles Symbolize
Advent Favorites — Henri Nouwen – An Advent Prayer
A Cool Family Advent Idea: An Advent Chain
Advent Links: the Lent & Beyond Advent Resources Compilation
Advent Quotes — Mother Theresa: keeping our lamps burning
Advent Quotes — Frederick Buechner: “First Sunday of Advent”
Creative Advent Calendars
Another creative homemade Advent calendar
Most popular Advent 2013 entries (our most popular new Advent posts from Advent 2013)
100 Songs for Advent! – An Advent Worship playlist (Contemporary – Blended worship)
Advent quotes: Henri Nouwen – Waiting in order to learn
Advent Quotes: Henri Nouwen – The difference between optimism and hope
Advent 2013 Index: Resources, Prayers, Devotionals
An Advent Devotional from John Piper: Good News of Great Joy
Anglican Advent resources for 2013 – blogs, devotionals, etc.
A meditation for Advent: Waiting in Hope
A song for Advent: In the Waiting, by Matt Redman (a rare bonus track)
Advent Worship Music 2013, part 1
The Advent Project – an Online Advent Calendar from Biola University
Advent quotes: we need time to prepare!
Advent history & liturgy – The Octave of Christmas and the O Antiphons