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Structure and Condemnation

Day Four of “Through Advent with Isaiah” While the full details of the internal structure of the Book of Isaiah is debated, the overall structure is relatively clear (to me, at least). And here it is, in the diagram above: … Continue reading

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Isaiah: The Man, The Book, and The Feast On The Mountain

Day Two of “Through Advent With Isaiah” Some Throat Clearing About Daily Office Lectionaries In the Church of England we have two sets of lectionaries for Morning Prayer and Evening Prayer. One is that found in the Book of Common … Continue reading

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Through Advent With Isaiah

It’s the First Sunday of Advent. The Book of the prophet Isaiah is always one of the sources for readings in the season at Morning and Evening Prayer in Advent, and has been for a very long time. I will … Continue reading

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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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