Isaiah’s Testimony about Jesus

I’m preparing for an Advent message series on the O Antiphons, songs sung about the coming of King Jesus at Advent and Christmas. And (of course) I’m digging into commentaries on Isaiah. Of particular fascination for me has been John F.A. Sawyer’s The Fifth Gospel: Isaiah in the History of Christianity. While reading this workContinue reading “Isaiah’s Testimony about Jesus”

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Christology in “O Come, O Come Emmanuel”

“O Come, O Come Emmanuel” is a popular Christmas hymn written by an anonymous Latin author in the twelfth century and translated into English in 1851 by John Mason Neale. The hymn contains nine verses, all of which contain statements about Christ. The name “Jesus” and title “Christ” do not actually appear in the hymn;Continue reading “Christology in “O Come, O Come Emmanuel””

For Unto Us a Child Is Born

Merry Christmas! Today we celebrate the advent, the incarnation, of the Lord Jesus Christ, he who was spoken of by the prophets, was crucified, died, and resurrected. As we celebrate His birth today,  let us reflect on what the scriptures have to say about his coming:

Recommended Reading: December 5-11

If you read one article this weekend, engage God Become Baby by Peter Leithart. For those of you with additional reading time amid this busy finals and Advent season, check out the following selections below. Think I missed linking an important article? Let me know in the comments section below.