If the demands of the holiday season already are causing heart palpitations, take a few minutes this week to read the Rev. Blair Monie’s worship column in the December Advocate (which should be delivered to your doorstep starting this weekend). It focuses on the Advent Conspiracy movement, in which Monie’s congregation, Preston Hollow Presbyterian Church, is participating.

Coincidentally, the Rev. George Mason, who pastors Wilshire Baptist Church and writes a worship column for the Advocate in other neighborhoods, also chose Advent Conspiracy as his December column topic. For this week’s podcast, we brought the two pastors together to discuss why they decided to join the conspiracy, and what that looks like for their churches.

“If we could simply accomplish one thing, that is that loving each other at Christmas is not synonymous with spending,” Monie says during the podcast.

The Christian season of Advent begins this coming Sunday, Nov. 27. Preston Hollow Presbyterian will host an Advent Conspiracy adult study on Wednesday, Nov. 30, 6:30-8:30 p.m.

Listen to the 10-minute interview below.