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Advent for Every Body: An Advent Calendar Podcast

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This Advent, join us as we consider all the ways in which human bodies have and continue to bear God in our world with Advent for Every Body, a daily Advent Calendar podcast. How is our understanding of God deepened and nourished in one another – in bodies that have been held up for generations as inappropriate, shameful, or incomplete? Listen below or on the podcast feed, or click a link below to listen wherever you go by subscribing to on your favorite podcast app.

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Introduction: Shana McCauley & Nathan LeRud

Trinity Dean Nathan LeRud and Canon for Cathedral Life Shana McCauley introduce this year's Advent podcast: Advent for Every Body.

Day 1: Joanna Harader | November 27

"The Word becomes flesh only through the flesh and blood of women."

Day 2: Allison Sandlin Liles | November 28

"Anxiety is dreadful expectation – but hope is expectant desire."

Day 3: Heidi Haverkamp | November 29

"Our bodies are portals to the holy."

Day 4: Matthew Lawrence & Beverly Ffolkes-Bryant | November 30

"You're too busy to listen to this podcast."

Day 5: Mary Curlew | December 1

"Through Mary, the trauma of hunger, brutality, and inequity are met with mercy."

Day 6: Hope Benko | December 2

"I can't claim to have really understood my own body until my child was born."

Day 7: Michael Ellick | December 3

"Was Mary a mother nature goddess, or was she just a girl from Nazareth?"

Day 8: Elizabeth Schroeder | December 4

"Birth is purely physical and all miraculous."

Day 9: Karen Tiegs | December 5

"Anyone with cancer knows the challenge of loving our bodies when it seems like our bodies have turned against us."

Day 10: Alicia Johnson | December 6

"Did Mary's heartbreak feel like mine?"

Day 11: Joanne Gallardo | December 7

"I have been at war with my body since I was young."

Day 12: Kerlin Richter | December 8

""Your body is a miracle so deep that God herself longed to be in a body like yours."

Day 13: Faith Curammeng | December 9

"We who are on the trails partake in our own church."

Day 14: Christopher Bell | December 10

"We're all on the verge of death. The question is: how do you want to live?"

Day 15: Chris Arnold | December 11

"Even at rest, your heart goes on beating."

Day 16: Chanta Bhan | December 12

"Jesus' unpartnered body empowers those who are single."

Day 17: Lauren Loos | December 13

"There is a prohibition against connecting with the stuff of our bodies."

Day 18: Christina Kukuk | December 14

"Mary had a baby so that in my body, I can be holy now – not just after I'm rid of it."

Day 19: Mitchell Smith | December 15

"If I'm not doing it to win, why am I doing it?"

Day 20: Maria McDowell | December 16

"Our bodies are filled with the divine."

Day 21: Jennifer Creswell | December 17

"Our bodies are freaking amazing."

Day 22: Lavinia Martin-Weber & Tripp Hudgins | December 18

"This is the image I was created in."

Day 23: Shana McCauley | December 19

"So... are you pregnant?"

Day 24: Eric Eye | December 20

"Tattoos are about agency."

Day 25: Kate Harmon Seberine | December 21

"This Advent is my first as a disabled person."

Day 26: Callie Swanlund | December 22

"May we each embrace a pace that ushers in the holy."

Day 27: Bethany Lewis | December 23

"God isn't male or female – and humanity reflects the image of God."

Day 28: Nathan LeRud | December 24

"I'm not willing to hide any longer."

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