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Growing up during the Nixon years leaves little to understanding conspiracy. Add in the "Cold War" environment and the 1960’s and everyone nervously wondered who was watching, who might be the enemy and when something untoward might happen on a global scale.
Things really have not changed much. It seems we still think everyone is conspiring something and come off as incredibly paranoid.
Conspiracy may offer some positives. During interventions with addicts a family may conspire for the health and well-being of a family member. Looking to surprise your spouse on a special occasion may require the enlistment of other family members to conspire for the "good" of the moment.
Advent offers a conspiracy of sorts. Groups gathering to conspire against cultural seasonal approaches to considering the promise of God for the well-being of families, friends and churches cannot but help us remember the "Reason for the Season." The trite idiom really does not give us much traction for it does not provide us with more than something to think about.
We discovered a place where you can do more than think about restoring the subversive, conspiratorial nature of the coming of Jesus to bring real peace and good will toward all people. The folks at Advent Conspiracy offer a number of resources to help undercut the cultural givenness to consumption and instead give to those in need. Here is the purpose of Advent Conspiracy,
Advent Conspiracy is an
international movement restoring the scandal of Christmas by
worshipping Jesus through compassion, not consumption.
We have signed on to encourage thinking differently about Christmas by underscoring the work of God during this season of Advent. Click over and see how you might participate.