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The Christian Citizen
Advent Readings 2019


Beginning this week, The Christian Citizen is publishing a series of Advent-themed articles including “Waiting and Resistance: Advent and Star Wars” by Mindi Welton-Mitchell and “Keeping it Purple—celebrating Advent as a penitential season” by our very own Casey Williams.

In December, we have a full schedule of 22 articles to publish including 8 from our Readers Write project focusing on words associated with Advent. Several Readers Write articles were written by ABHMS staff who will be featured reading their articles in a special Christmas Eve edition of our Justice, Mercy, Faith podcast. I hope reading and sharing The Christian Citizen will be a part of your preparation for the celebration of Christmas.

As for Thanksgiving, we’re publishing “From classism to community: Consider the poor, forgotten this Thanksgiving,” by Jini Kilgore Cockroft, and “What can you learn from Uncle Charlie at Thanksgiving? Practical tips to help you enjoy the holiday,” by Margaret Marcuson. As always, we strive to be faithful, timely, and relevant. Enjoy at:


Curtis Ramsey-Lucas
Editor, The Christian Citizen
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