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The Rev. Dr. Michael Brown

Michael Brown: The Hard Work of Making Life Right

Isaiah 61:1-4

3rd Sunday of Advent - Year B

December 17, 2017

The Rev. Dr. Michael Brown (other)

 

Last Sunday on this program we spent some time with Isaiah. Let's go back there again today - but not to the same Isaiah as last week because, as you know, there were at least three writers (and probably more than that) who over a long stretch of years all wrote using the pen name of Isaiah. The book itself is actually more-or-less three books that are related to one another. Last week we read a passage written to Hebrew people living in exile in Babylon. It came from the 40th chapter of the book, part of what scholars call "Deutero Isaiah" (or, the second section of the trilogy). This morning we read from the 61st chapter, which is located in "Trito Isaiah" (the third section of the trilogy). Today's passage, unlike last week's, is not written to people living in captivity, but rather to people who had been liberated from that and had returned home - which had been their fervent dream and hope and prayer for generations.

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The Rev. Dr. Michael Brown

Michael Brown: God at Our Doorsteps

Isaiah 40:1-11

2nd Sunday of Advent - Year B

December 10, 2017

The Rev. Dr. Michael Brown (other)

 

"Comfort, comfort my people, says your God. Speak tenderly to Jerusalem and proclaim that her hard service has been completed ... " Those words from the prophet Isaiah, written to people suffering in exile in Babylon, seem no less urgent now than they did when written over 2700 years ago. If ever there were a world in need of comfort, we are that world.

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The Rev. Dr. Casey Baggott (UCC)

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The Rev. Dr. Tripp Martin (CBF)

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The Rev. Dr. Paul Tellstrom (UCC)

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Bishop Elizabeth Eaton (ELCA)

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The Rev. Eric Shafer (ELCA)

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The Rev. Dr. Timothy T. Boggess (PCUSA)

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