TCC Video: Advent Conspiracy

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Advent  Conspiracy

The first Sunday of Advent is tomorrow. Christmas and Advent have become so stressful that this a time of year many of us have actually come to dread. What a shame. The folks at Advent Conspiracy are trying to restore the beauty of Advent and Christmas by encouraging Christians to: worship fully, spend less, give more, and love all. Watch the video after the jump:

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TCC Playlist: Agape by Bear’s Den

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Bear's Den

The London band Bear’s Den, sings beautiful harmonies, in the vein of Bon Iver or Sufjan Stevens, and named their 2013 album “Agape” after it’s title track. In the song, they sing about not wanting to live without “agape“, the Greek word used in The New Testament to describe the highest form of love, the kind of unconditional love God has for us. Listen to them sing, “I don’t want to know who I am without you,” in a church, after the jump:

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TCC Playlist: A Love Supreme by John Coltrane

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John Coltrane

“His way . . . it is so wonderful.”

John Coltrane was a musician addicted to heroin, and on the verge of losing everything, when, in 1957, he had a mystical experience, what he described as “a spiritual awakening.” He went on to get clean and record “A Love Supreme,” a jazz masterpiece, and one of the greatest albums of all time. “A Love Supreme” is a meditation on the love of God. Read Coltrane’s poetry about God, listen to the album, and a story on “A Love Supreme” from NPR after the jump:

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