Episode 68 | Advent: The Season of Hope with Tish Harrison Warren

Advent: The Season of Hope

The season of Advent calls us to remember the incarnation of Christ into our world while anticipating his future return. Yet what does Advent have to tell us about our present “now and not yet” moment?

In her new book Advent: The Season of Hope, priest, author, and Trinity Forum Senior Fellow Tish Harrison Warren draws our attention towards the ways the church reflects and represents the incarnation of Christ, and how our waiting can be transformed from drudgery to joy by the object of our hope:

The only way that waiting can be transformed to this thing that is full of joy, that has anticipation, that is hopeful and not just drudgery or sorrow is if the character of the one we are waiting for, or who is asking us to wait in this case, is trustworthy, and if what we’re waiting for is worth the wait. – Tish Harrison Warren

This podcast is an edited version of an online conversation recorded in December of 2023. Watch the full video of the conversation here. Learn more about Tish Harrison Warren.

Authors and books mentioned in the conversation:
Liturgy of the Ordinaryby Tish Harrison Warren
Prayer In the Nightby Tish Harrison Warren
Advent: The Season of Hope, by Tish Harrison Warren

Receiving the Day, by Dorothy Bass

Related Trinity Forum Readings:
Bright Evening Starby Madeleine L’Engle
Why God Became Manby Anselm of Canterbury
Pilgrim at Tinker Creekby Annie Dillard
The Strangest Story in the Worldby G.K. Chesterton
Handel’s Messiah

Special thanks to Ned Bustard for our podcast artwork.