Advent 2021: Weekly Advent Meditations

It can be almost ironic to hear the words to that most classic of Christmas carols, “Silent night, holy night. All is calm …” But it is in the stillness that Christ breaks through to us and to this world. It is in the quiet places that we can contemplate the miracle of his birth […]

By Shelly Ngo

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Advent meditations

Response is a print and online magazine for thoughtful Christians worldwide, rooted in the people, life, and mission of Seattle Pacific University.

Volume 44 / Number 2

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Features

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Unwrapping grief

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When the holidays hurt

A Christmas feast
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A global feast

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Ponche de Crème

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Week Four: Advent as solidarity

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Week Three: Grieving mothers

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Week One: A desiccated Earth awakens

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Kūčiukai with Poppy Seed Milk

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Moon Cakes

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Trifle

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Dried Mushroom Soup

Home

Home
Senior receives Critical Language Scholarship from the State Department

Home
SPU instructors receive book award from education society

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New SPU Living Experience changes residence hall life

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Margaret Watkins is new dean of the College of Arts and Sciences

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The living legacy of Gary Ames

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Home for the holidays: What to expect when your student comes back from college

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Bringing healing to the table

Alumni News

Alumni
Week Two: Giving birth to God’s Kingdom

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Alumni
How much do you know about SPU? Winter 2021

Alumni
Steve Gough, charter member of the Falcons Hall of Fame, passes away

Alumni
J. Duane Magee ’51: A coach who lived with enthusiasm

Alumni
A life of ministry spanning the globe

Alumni
Maker sews together creativity and history

Alumni
Gratitude and wonder: An Ames Scholar reflects on the gift of an education

Sharelle Klaus
Alumni
Everyone’s invited: The DRY Botanical Bubbly story

Arts & Culture

Arts & Culture
Directors of Oscar-nominated movies visit “Film and Faith” class

In Memoriam

Sun glints off of a grove of flowers on the SPU campus
In Memoriam
In Memoriam, Fall/Winter 2021

Suzanne Bond
In Memoriam
Suzanne Bond: A gifted educator and leader

Professor Emeritus Don MacDonald
In Memoriam
Don MacDonald: A holistic, lifelong learner and educator

Athletics

Athletics
Pole vaulter Scout Cai is over the top

Athletics
Sakuda hired as men’s soccer interim head coach

Athletics
Sports return to SPU

Class Notes

Class Notes
Rod Stiling: A history and future with SPU

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Fall/Winter 2021 Class Notes

Class Notes
Reed Davis retires after 32 years of civic engagement

Christina Hoyle | photo by Kiri Schwiethale
Class Notes
Christina Hoyle, integral in developing SPU’s Doctor of Nursing Practice program, retires

Your Take

Your Turn
From the reader, Fall/Winter 2021

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Surrendering life’s complications

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From the Editor
What love looks like

The President’s View
The joy of the Lord

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