New today from the Century:
- Why Suzanne Guthrie needs Advent: "My family went over the top with Christmas gifts when I was young. But because of Advent, I knew this wasn't what I was waiting for."
- Carol Howard Merritt talks taboo with Erin Lane and Enuma Okoro
- Jonathan Grieser on the clergy housing allowance
- Janet Potter's year-end picks in young adult fiction
- Richard Kauffman's year-end picks in history
- Hardy Kim's lectionary column for Sunday, December 8 (subscription required)
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