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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.
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."