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Day Twenty-Eight of An Advent Calendar (Morning): The Invitation

Saturday,December 24, 2016 (Morning)     Saturday after the Fourth Sunday of Advent Isaiah 35.1–10 Revelation 22.12–17, 21 Luke 1.67–80 The text of the readings follows after the comments. I’ll be doing two posts today, as the readings in the Daily Office … 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 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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Day Two of An Advent Calendar

Monday, November 28, 2016     Monday after the First Sunday of Advent Is 1.10–20 1 Th 1.1–10 Lk 20.1–8 The text of the readings follows after the comments. Isaiah, as Thomas Merton once said, is the prophet of Advent. So who … Continue reading

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Who Is the Servant Of Isaiah 40-55?

(Notes from The Other Part of a Study on the Servant Songs of Isaiah, Session Two) As one reads over Isaiah 40-43 and listens to it, what themes and impressions come across? It is concerned with issues of power, punishment, … Continue reading

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What is the Meaning of this Text? (Part of A Study on the Servant Songs of Isaiah, Session Two)

“What is the meaning of this passage?” There have been many ways of answering this question. Indeed, there is a whole science called Hermeneutics that looks at how to interpret things (check out http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hermeneutics). Anglo-American Analytical philosophy is entirely about … Continue reading

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