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Isaiah 11:1-10

Advent 2A

From the First Sunday of Advent to the Second, the imagery changes, but the message doesn’t.  We move from mountains and military in Isaiah 2 to plants and animals and a little child in Isaiah 11.  But both texts promise a day when there will be justice and peace on earth.  Isaiah 2 was less…

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Isaiah 11:1-10

Advent 2A

Some people claim the theologian Karl Barth said that modern Christians should always have an open Bible in one hand and the daily newspaper in the other.  It’s advice that remains as good today as when Barth first offered it.  So those who preach and teach this Sunday’s Old Testament text the Lectionary appoints might…

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Hope in a Stump?

Preached for the Calvin College LOFT service on January 16, 2006. Used by permission of the Calvin College Chapel.

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