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Advent Guide


It is my pleasure to offer to the Belmont University community our 15thannual Advent Guide. May we call out together, “O Come, O Come, Emmanuel!”

Advent is that season of waiting that carefully and purposefully helps us to realign our priorities and to glimpse, anew, our place and hope before God. It is a time we long for release from our fears and to find our rest in God. Come, Emmanuel!

Our hope is these devotionals help all who read to prepare their hearts and minds for the coming of Jesus. Each day, please read the scripture and the accompanying brief devotion. Pause for a moment in your daily life and begin to make a space in your heart for the coming Christ.

This Advent Guide comes from faculty, staff, and students who begin longing for Advent in September when they work on this guide. I am thankful for their kind and thoughtful participation. Join them now in longing for the coming Christ!

I am grateful to Thomas Burns, the Provost of Belmont University, for his annual support of this project. I also especially thank Tola Pokrywka, Assistant to the Dean for the College of Theology and Christian Ministry. Tola concludes her third year with us during this Advent season and we are deeply grateful for her faithful service, love for students, and commitment to the work of the CTCM! Without her, this Advent Guide would not happen.

May all our hearts call out together this year for Emmanuel to come among us, heal our hearts, restore our land, and bring us close to God! May the Christ come to all of us this Christmas!


Dr. Darrell Gwaltney
Dean, College of Theology and Christian Ministry

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