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Stir us up

Advent calls us beyond contentment

Oscar Anderson preached a series of Advent sermons almost 40 years ago. I do not recall all the content, but I vividly remember his dynamic proclamation.

Anderson, then president of Augsburg College, Minneapolis, used the Advent collects in the Service Book and Hymnal as his texts for those chapel sermons. Three of those prayers begin with two powerful words: Stir up.


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