Advent devotions start Sunday

Following the Star, an Advent devotional series, returns to Passport, Inc.’s, devotional website on Sunday, Dec. 2, through Epiphany, Jan. 6, 2013.

By Bob Allen

This year’s Following the Star, daily online Advent devotionals offered free of charge by Passport, Inc., begins Sunday, Dec. 2, with daily meditations accessible at

Passport, a youth camping ministry formed in 1993, launched Following the Star in 2001 to supplement previously developed Advent materials in the aftermath of the 9/11 terrorist attacks. Today posts daily devotions and three seasonal series for Lent, Advent and the beginning of the school year.

This year’s writers include Amy Butler, pastor of Calvary Baptist Church in Washington, D.C., and a columnist for David Burroughs, Passport president and a published composer, recorded original piano arrangements to accompany the daily devotions.

Joining Passport as sponsors are the Cooperative Baptist Fellowship and Presbyterian Church (USA). The devotional series continues through Epiphany, Jan. 6.