Resources Page for Advent 2018

2018 Columbia Seminary digital Advent resources!

Watch here! Webinar with Rodger Nishioka and Kelly Fitzgerald

On October 2, we hosted a webinar with Rodger Nishioka and Kelly Fitzgerald discussing the transition from Advent to Christmas.


Faculty Lectionary Videos

Once again, the faculty at Columbia Seminary will cover the Revised Common Lectionary with weekly video discussions. Advent weeks one and two are currently available. Advent weeks three and four will be available shortly.

Advent 1: Raj Nadella and Martha Moore-Keish
First Reading Jeremiah 33:14-16
Psalm 25:1-10
Second Reading 1 Thessalonians 3:9-13
Gospel Luke 21:25-36

Advent 2: Beth Johnson and Bill Harkins
First Reading Malachi 3:1-4
Canticle Luke 1:68-79
Second Reading Philippians 1:3-11
Gospel Luke 3:1-6

Advent 3: Kathy Dawson and Mark Douglas
First Reading Zephaniah 3:14-20
Canticle Isaiah 12:2-6
Second Reading Philippians 4:4-7
Gospel Luke 3:7-18

Advent 4: Jake Myers and Brennan Breed
First Reading Micah 5:2-5a
Canticle Luke 1:46b-55
Psalm 80:1-7
Second Reading Hebrews 10:5-10
Gospel Luke 1:39-45 (46-55)


To view last year’s videos, please visit our 2017 Advent Resources page.


Links to Illustrated Children’s Ministry worship resources

Adam Walker Cleaveland of Illustrated Children’s Ministry has designed wonderful Advent resources for 2018, and we’re giving them to you!

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Let us know what you think!

We’d like to hear what you think about these resources, how you are using them, and what you’d like in the future. Please contact Julie Bailey at with your comments and thoughts.

We gladly provide these resources free of charge. If, however, you’d like to make a contribution to Columbia Theological Seminary, please do so at this link: