In this episode, we consider the readings for Advent 2 (Year A in the lectionary cycle): Matthew 3:1-12; Romans 15:4-13; Psalm 72:1-7, 18-19; Isaiah 11:1-10.
We discuss John the Baptist's invitation to repentance that bears fruit, Paul's exhortation to unity and hope, the Psalmist's beautiful depiction of the Messianic King, and the prophetic imagery of His rule of peace and justice.
The Bible Project
--Bible Project's overview of Isaiah
--Bible Project's overview of Romans
--On Jordan's Bank the Baptist's Cry (Note the comment for this artist. Someone asks: "This is beautiful. Do you happen to have this soft version, but with the lyrics sung softly as well?" And Andrew replies "Sing to the Lord! Not listen to others... the missing voice is your own." haha! So sing along!)
--All Glory Be To Christ by: King's Kaleidoscope
--Lewis' essay The Weight of Glory
--Final Jeopardy fiasco
--Fleming Rutledge's Advent: The Once and Future Coming of Jesus Christ
--Watch for the Light: Readings for Advent and Christmas
-The Art of Advent: A Painting a Day from Advent to Epiphany, by: Jane Williams
-Waiting on the Word: A Poem a Day for Advent, Christmas & Epiphany, by: Malcolm Guite
Our outro music is an original song by our friend Dcn. Jeremiah Webster, a poet and professor whose giftedness is rivaled by his humbleness. You can find his published works, including After So Many Fires, with a quick Google.