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The Rev. Dr. John H. Westerhoff III The Rev. Dr. John H. Westerhoff III is an Episcopal priest, scholar, and author of "Will Our Children Have Faith?" and over 30 other books.

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The Rev. Dr. John H. Westerhoff III is a theologian, author, professor, and priest associate at St. Anne's Episcopal Church in Atlanta, Ga.

Westerhoff has earned degrees from Harvard and Columbia universities. After teaching at Harvard he joined the faculty of Duke University, where for 20 years he was professor of theology and Christian nurture.

Westerhoff is the author or co-author of 35 books. His classic work "Will Our Children Have Faith?" was reissued this year in an updated and expanded edition.

Early in his ministry, Westerhoff served three United Church of Christ congregations in New England. He was ordained an Episcopal priest in 1974, and currently serves as priest associate, resident theologian, and teacher at St. Anne's Church.

 


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An Advent Meditation - The Rev. Dr. John Westerhoff

The Rev. Dr. John Westerhoff, III (TEC)
In the premier episode of our Day1 Reflections series for Day1.org, The Rev. Dr. John Westerhoff brings us a wonderful message about the true meaning of the Season of Advent.
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The Rev. Dr. John H. Westerhoff III

Live Prepared

Luke 3:1-6

2nd Sunday of Advent - Year C

December 09, 2012

The Rev. Dr. John Westerhoff, III (TEC)

The musical "Godspell" made popular today's Advent theme, "Prepare ye the way of the Lord." As a second flame is kindled in our Advent wreath, we are invited as a story-formed people to listen carefully to our story about a voice crying in the wilderness: "live prepared."

Advent is a state of mind as well as a season in the church year.  As a state of mind, Advent is not intended to be preparation for Christmas, the first coming of the Christ child. It is rather a season in which we make present again that miraculous event as we prepare for Christ's second coming, his return to complete what he began long ago.

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