Isaiah

Falling Into Our Own Pit

My friends over at Crackers & Grape Juice are providing daily Advent Devotionals. Last week I offered some reflections on Isaiah 5:13-25. Even though we are half way through the Season, it is not too late to get in on some very good writing based on the title of Continue reading

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Solidarity Not Self-Preservation – The Gospel Is Not Fake News

Recently the website theundefeated.com posted a letter by the NBA’s Washington Wizards guard, John Wall. Wall wrote the letter to his dead father. Continue reading

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‘Twas the Night Before

’Twas the Night Before

Isaiah 62; Luke 1:46-55

On Dunder and Blixem! To the top the porch to the top of the wall! Now dash away! Dash away! Dash away all! 

Donder and Blixem? Really? Can’t the preacher even get their names right?

Our Anglicized version is Donner and Continue reading

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It Has Been Long Enough or, Isaiah Captures the Mood

Reading the many Facebook comments, Twitter feeds, and some articles, one wonders if we have lost our ear for the prophetic. Rooting out things as they are could characterize the words of any an Old Testament prophet. One would think that now that we are in 2014, almost 2015, … Continue reading

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Cities and Gardens – Thoughts from the Edge

What would it look like to rebuild cities and plant new gardens. The imagery is at work in the Isaiah text for the third Sunday in the Season of Advent. Jerusalem lay desolate and in ruins. How would it be made new again? Often we think of rebuilding and … Continue reading

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