Tag Archives: Advent

Day Twenty-Eight of An Advent Calendar (Evening): Christmas Eve – Pouring Out Divinity into Humanity

Saturday, December 24, 2016 (Evening)     Christmas Eve Isaiah 59.15b–21 Philippians 2.5–11 The text of the readings follows after the comments. The reading from Philippians this evening is at the core of the third chapter in my PhD dissertation. So it’s … Continue reading

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Day Twenty-Five of An Advent Calendar: Annunciation

Wednesday, December 21, 2016     Wednesday after the Fourth Sunday of Advent Isaiah 28.9–22 Revelation 21.9–21 Luke 1.26–38 The text of the readings follows after the comments. This morning at 2:44 am PST we have had the winter solstice, which is … Continue reading

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Day Twenty-Two of An Advent Calendar: Light

Sunday, December 18, 2016     The Fourth Sunday of Advent Isaiah 42.1–12 Ephesians 6.10–20 John 3.16–21 The text of the readings follows after the comments. The days of Advent are variable. At it’s shortest Christmas comes the day after the Fourth … Continue reading

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Day Nineteen of An Advent Calendar: “You Brood of Vipers!”

Thursday, December 15, 2016     Thursday after the Third Sunday of Advent Isaiah 9.18—10.4 2 Peter 2.10b–16 Matthew 3.1–12 The text of the readings follows after the comments. There are days when I wish I could talk like John the Baptist. … Continue reading

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Day Sixteen of An Advent Calendar: Trust and Betrayal

Monday, December 12, 2016     Monday after the Third Sunday of Advent Isaiah 8.16–9.1 2 Peter 1.1–11 Luke 22.39–53 The text of the readings follows after the comments. The past few days’ gospel readings have been from the portion of the … Continue reading

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Day Twelve of An Advent Calendar: The Coming of the Lawless One

Thursday, December 8, 2016     Thursday after the Second Sunday of Advent Isaiah 7.1–9 2 Thessalonians 2.1–12 Luke 22.1–13 The text of the readings follows after the comments. We start Paul’s Second Letter to the Thessalonians today. It may be the … Continue reading

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Day Eleven of an Advent Calendar: Calling, Vengeance, and Casting Stones

December 7, 2016     Wednesday after the Second Sunday of Advent Isaiah 6.1–13 2 Thessalonians 1.1–12 John 7.53—8.11 The text of the readings follows after the comments. The first text from Isaiah is his call. If chapters one to  twelve of … Continue reading

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