In this episode, we consider the readings for Advent 4 (Year A in the lectionary cycle): Matthew 1:18-25; Romans 1:1-7; Psalm 80:1-7, 16-18; Isaiah 7:10-16.
We discuss Matthew's account of Jesus birth & how he lingers on Joseph's perspective, the opening verses of Paul's letter to the Romans & their emphasis on Jesus' invitation to the whole world, the hopeful longing of the Psalmist waiting for the Lord's attention & deliverance, and the various understandings of the prophesied "Immanuel" in Isaiah.
The Bible Project
--Bible Project's overview of Isaiah
--Bible Project's overview of Romans
--Bible Project's overview of Matthew
--A New Version of the Psalms of David, by: Tate & Brady (1696)
--Tune of Kingsfold
--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.