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I was hoping for more, but…

I was hoping for more, but…

by Mark Gignilliat Courtesy of Beeson Divinity School I learned this morning of John Webster’s untimely death. I guess death is never timely from a certain vantage point, yet always so from another. Webster’s passing is a momentous loss to the world of academic theology. As with many others, I lament the silencing of his … Read More

Grateful for Sarah

Grateful for Sarah

We note with sadness and gratitude that Sarah Seibels is leaving the Advent staff to attend graduate school. Sarah has faithfully served the youth and families of the Advent since 2013 as the Sr. High Youth Director. The impact of Sarah’s powerful ministry surely will be seen for years and years to come. Starting this … Read More

Women’s Summer Bible Study

Women’s Summer Bible Study

The Armor of God All day, every day, an invisible war rages around you – unseen, unheard, yet felt throughout every aspect of your life. A devoted, devilish enemy seeks to wreak havoc on everything that matters to you: your heart, your mind, your marriage, your children, your relationships, your resilience, your dreams, your destiny. … Read More

Lenten Lunches Recap

Lenten Lunches Recap

This year’s Lenten Lunches were as busy as ever, featuring fantastic preaching, a new chicken enchilada recipe, and opportunities for the entire Advent community to serve our neighbors. As a first year attendee, I was amazed by the tremendous energy and faithfulness of the volunteers. From chicken pickers to pimento cheese makers, cashiers to meringue … Read More

Dean’s Bulletin Board 5.02.2016

Dean’s Bulletin Board 5.02.2016

View the short video above – OR – read how Tim Keller echoes some of Phillip Jensen’s recent Birmingham talking points in “Three Biggest Idols in Western Churches Today“…  – Andrew… Read More

Dean’s Bulletin Board 4.25.2016: Free Bibles!

Dean’s Bulletin Board 4.25.2016: Free Bibles!

A very generous parishioner has donated 2,000 leather bound Bibles in order that YOU might have one. If you don’t have your own Bible, or would like a new one, please take one from the table in Clingman Commons. The point of this gift is to see that the Word of God is put into … Read More

Aug 26-28: Women’s Retreat with Heidi Kinner

Aug 26-28: Women’s Retreat with Heidi Kinner

All women of the Advent are invited to mark their calendars for the annual Women’s Retreat, Friday-Sunday, August 26-28, at Children’s Harbor. Our speaker this year will be the Very Rev. Heidi Kinner, former Advent Vice Dean and current Dean of Montana; and she will be coming home to the Advent to teach us how … Read More

A Christian Perspective on Sports by Doug Webster

A Christian Perspective on Sports by Doug Webster

…The first words aired on ESPN were, “If you love sports, if you really love sports, you’ll think you died and gone to heaven.” A new priesthood of sportscasters explores every imaginable dimension of the game for one hundred million households that can never get enough of their beloved sports. On the surface, spectator sports … Read More

VBS 2016: Last minute registration

VBS 2016: Last minute registration

VBS 2016 “Cave Quest” runs June 6 through June 9. Online registration is closed, but you can still contact LaVonda Keel to register: LaVonda@CathedralAdvent.com or  205.443.8557 Also… our volunteers need snacks! Here’s how you can help.   And… there’s more: We Need Your Boxes for VBS! We are gathering supplies for VBS! We are seeking … Read More

Dean’s Bulletin Board 3.01.2016

Dean’s Bulletin Board 3.01.2016

Bishop Ryle offers the Church a wonderful word on the Lord’s Supper.  Read, mark, learn, and inwardly digest…  – Andrew   J.C. Ryle:  “A man ought to examine himself before he eats of the bread and drinks of the cup” (1 Corinthians 11:28)  The words which form the tittle of this paper refer to the … Read More

2016 Kanuga Renewal Conference

2016 Kanuga Renewal Conference

June 26–July 1 In a church and world where the tectonic plates are shifting with each passing day, where can we turn for that “peace of God that passeth all understanding” (Phil 4:7)? The author of Hebrews reminds us “Jesus Christ is the same yesterday and today and forever” (13:8). Join us as The Rev. … Read More

Zac Hicks Joins Our Staff in June

Zac Hicks Joins Our Staff in June

It gives me great joy to announce to you that we have called the Rev. Zac Hicks to serve on staff at the Advent. Zac is married to Abby and they have four children. Zac currently serves as Pastor of Worship at Coral Ridge Presbyterian Church in Fort Lauderdale, Florida. A native of Hawaii, he received his … Read More

Luther and Germany Tour

Luther and Germany Tour

REGISTER HERE. Above: The Wartburg  (Castle near Eisenach in which Martin Luther translated the New Testament into German.  Luther was in hiding at the Wartburg from 1521-22, following his refusal to recant at the Diet of Worms.  It was at Worms that Luther uttered famously:  “I am bound by the Scriptures and my conscience is captive to … Read More