The holiday season finds even the most well-intentioned of us scrambling to get it all done.Rather than a season of waiting, Advent can feel like a time of guilt and perfectionism, when every moment, present, and meal has to be done just so. But Advent gives testimony to a deeper kind of time and meaning, and the Christ child is the very embodiment of God’s greatest gift: presence. Join Danielle Shroyer for a lecture on December 15 at 7:00 p.m. in the Performance Hall. Danielle was a founding member of the emerging church movement. She holds a B.A. from Baylor University and an M.Div. from Princeton Theological Seminary. Danielle is the author of the newly released Original Blessing: Putting Sin in its Rightful Place, and two other books. Learn more at