Advent Resources

The 2021 Advent Journal is available for download now

This Advent Journal is a tangible expression our deep desire for you to have comfort and peace this Advent season. It contains scripture passages and prompts, designed for you to reflect and record your responses, four prayers written by our faculty, as well as spiritual practices woven throughout.

It is designed to be printed on 8 1/2 by 11 paper at 100%.

The spiritual practices in this journal were contributed by the Certificate in Spiritual Direction Program at Columbia’s Center for Lifelong Learning. More information can be found on the certificate program here.

Columbia is committed to offering you resources that nurture you and your community of faith.

We would love to hear from you as to what feeds your soul so that Columbia might be able to offer more resources.


An Advent prayer from Martha Moore-Keish, J.B. Green Professor of Theology:

Light of the world,
We feel the darkness pressing in all around us.
The bombs rain down.
The bullets fly.
The forces of oppression bear down on bodies of color in this and every land.
And what do you offer us, O Lord of mercy? Not much.
A spark of light.
A morsel of bread.
A wailing child.

And yet:
May this light scatter the darkness.
May this bread multiply and feed our aching hunger.
May the cries of this child awaken a sleepy world,
That we may see You again among us: O Light, O Bread, O Child of the Living One.


Past Advent Resources:

2020 Advent Journal for Download

2018 Advent Resource Page

2017 Advent Resource Page

2016 Advent Journal

2015 Advent Journal

Breathing Into Advent by Sarah Walker Cleaveland

Downloading Advent by Sarah Erickson

Fa La La La La, Blah Blah Blah: Or How I Survived Advent with Grace by Michael Kirby