If the demands of the holiday season already are causing heart palpitations, take a few minutes this week to read the Rev. George Mason’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 Mason’s congregation, Wilshire Baptist Church, is participating.

Coincidentally, the Rev. Blair Monie, who pastors Preston Hollow Presbyterian 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. Wilshire Baptist will be posting corresponding devotionals daily on its website and Facebook page, and neighbors also can request to receive them via email.

Listen to the 10-minute interview below, or subscribe to the podcast on iTunes.