"Abraham and Isaac," John August Swanson. Used by permission from the artist.
Image © by John August Swanson. Artwork held in the Luther Seminary Fine Arts Collection, St. Paul, Minn.
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Fourth Sunday of Advent
Matthew 1:18-25 Commentary
by James Boyce
With its focus on Joseph as the chief character, Matthew's unique story of Jesus' birth will probably not be the model for any children's Christmas pageant, in many of which Joseph seems to walk in the ...
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Isaiah 7:10-16 Commentary
by Fred Gaiser
The difficulty of today's text is perhaps also its genius: God is with us-and the consequences are altogether ambiguous. Properly understood, is that not the ambiguity of Advent itself? God is coming: Rejoice! ...
Romans 1:1-7 Commentary
by Susan Eastman
In this last Sunday of Advent, we circle back to the beginning of Romans, revisiting the themes that resound throughout the letter and culminate in Romans 15:4-13 (Advent 2).
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