In this episode, we consider the readings for Advent 3 (Year A in the lectionary cycle): Matthew 11:2-11; James 5:7-10; Psalm 146:4-9 or Canticle 3 (Luke 1:46-55, the Magnificat); Isaiah 35:1-10.
We discuss John the Baptist's imprisonment, James' exhortation to patient endurance and hope, the prophetic praises of Elizabeth and Mary, and the beautiful metaphors of holiness and wholeness promised in Isaiah.
The Bible Project
--Bible Project's overview of Isaiah
--Bible Project's overview of James
--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.