In this episode, we consider the readings for the first Sunday after Christmas, Year B:
Isaiah 61:10-62:3; Psalm 147 or 147:13-21; Galatians 3:23-25; 4:4-7; John 1:1-18.
We discuss the imagery of God's deliverance being like a torch in the darkness or the breaking of dawn and the prologue to the Gospel of John.
--The Bible Project
--Bible Project video on the prologue to John's Gospel
--Marissa writing about Mary's arc on Substack in "The Stories Mary Could Tell."
"Any Greek reader would recognize the use of Logos (“In the
beginning was the Logos”) as their concept of a transcendent entity and would understand that John was proclaiming Jesus to be the embodiment of Logos.
Similarly, any Jewish reader would recognize John’s opening words in John 1:1 as a reference back to Genesis 1:1 (“In the beginning”) and would understand that John was proclaiming Jesus to be God and creator.
In a few brief opening words, therefore, John captures the attention and instructs the minds of both Jews and Greeks. " Article by: Mwindula Mbewe of Logos
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.