Sometimes a prophet is accepted in his hometown.
Sociologist John Schmalzbauer teaches in the Religious Studies Department at Missouri State University where he holds the Blanche Gorman Strong Chair in Protestant Studies. Prior to that he taught in the Sociology/Anthropology Department at the College of the Holy Cross. He is the author of "People of Faith: Religious Conviction in American Journalism and Higher Education" (Cornell). In addition to "Call & Response," he is a regular contributor to "The Immanent Frame" and the Patchwork Nation Project of the "Christian Science Monitor." He is co-investigator on the National Study of Campus Ministries. A graduate of Wheaton College, Schmalzbauer earned his doctorate from Princeton University.
Check out the Zeteo Resource Guide for Advent to find links to a number of different Advent series ideas:
- Topical Advent series like “Follow the Star” and “Advent Waiting”
- Lectionary-based worship plans for year B
- An Advent art video meditation series
- Advent candle series about faith stories, peace, and more