Resources for Advent

ESN frequently commissions new material designed for Christian academics to use in the seasons of the church calendar. In the past few years, our talented authors have created an impressive archive of ESN material for the Advent/Christmas and Lent/Easter seasons. We’re so grateful to have so many authors sharing their perspectives and experiences of the season. This year, with some big transitions and new projects in the works, we’ve decided instead to create a list of Advent resources you may find helpful this year, including some from our archives. We hope they’re helpful in your Advent reflections.

  1. The Well: Our sister site, from InterVarsity’s Women in the Academy and Professions, invites us this Advent season to participate communally in Five Minutes of Peace.
  2. Cardiphonia: This worship site often has great collections of Advent and Christmas music recommendations, and has gathered many of those posts here.
  3. Speaking of Cardiphonia, they did a lovely Advent/Christmas playlist for Christianity Today last year.
  4. ESN’s Advent archive: Click here for thoughtful reflections by our authors.
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Hannah Eagleson

Hannah Eagleson is Interim Associate Director of InterVarsity’s Emerging Scholars Network (ESN). She launched and still edits ESN's collaboratively written devotional for academics, Scholar's Compass. Hannah also crafts other community-building events and materials for ESN. She holds a PhD in English literature from the University of Delaware, and an MA from St. John's College in Annapolis, MD. she’s working on a novel about a dragon who gave up fending off knights to become a tea importer in eighteenth-century England.

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    Daniel Dorman commented on December 2, 2018 Reply

    Here’s another great resource: daily advent devotionals that include art, music, and poetry.

    Hannah Eagleson commented on December 2, 2018 Reply

    Hi Daniel, Thanks so much for this great link! I’m so glad Biola has created an Advent resource for this year, and I look forward to browsing it further. Other suggestions are welcome too.

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