“Advent is actually a dramatically simple question: what do you do with the claim that Jesus is God With Us? It was God With Us, not the God Up There Somewhere who answers our prayers by lifting us out of our lives, but the God Who Comes To Us in the midst of them. However far from home we feel we are, however less than ideal our circumstances may be, however much or little our lives reflect the Christmas cards we just sent—that is where God is born.” — President Keith R. Anderson

Merry Christmas to you and yours from The Seattle School of Theology & Psychology!