Our focus for the month of December (and the season of Advent) in Year of Renewal is pretty simple: “Hope.”

In our video introduction this month, Robby Kiley explores the theme of hope, helping us understand the difference between secular hope (or “wishing”) and Christian hope. After the video, stick around below and delve deeper into Pope Benedict XVI’s 2007 encyclical Spe Salvi or “Saved in Hope.”