Category Archives: Advent 2016

Advent #4: No More Abandonment

The reading for the final Sunday in Advent is Isaiah 7:10-16, foreseeing a time when there will be no more abandonment. Ask any counselor or health-care provider, and they will confirm the “hole in the soul” which forms in individuals … Continue reading

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Advent #3: No More Fear

The reading for the third Sunday in Advent is Isaiah 35:1-10, looking toward a time when there is no more fear. When a people are enveloped over an extended period of time in an atmosphere of arrogance and are the … Continue reading

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Advent#2: No More Injustice

The reading for the second Sunday in Advent is Isaiah 11:1-10, as the prophet envisions a time when injustice is no more. The hallmark of arrogance is injustice–the spirit of partisanship that creates a vested in-group which speaks and acts … Continue reading

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Advent #1: No More Arrogance

The Book of Isaiah is the focal Old Testament text for Advent this year, both with respect to the Sunday Lectionary (Revised Common Lectionary) and the Daily Lectionary (Book of Common Prayer).  I will write each Wednesday about the upcoming … Continue reading

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