Tag Archives: Isaiah

The Silly Sower

The Parable of the Sower is usually preached as a parable of soils with the admonition to “be good soil.” This ignores the seed and the power of God alive in that seed to transform us into life. Continue reading

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It is too small a thing

God looks at Isaiah’s life, and says “y’know what’s wrong here? I’m not asking enough of you.” This is not as much of a jerk move as we might initially think. Continue reading

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Sought Out, Not Forsaken

Wait, you’re going to preach Christmas with the Old Testament? Yes, because Jesus is the in-the-flesh token that God’s word of love for us has never broken. Continue reading

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The Nine Month Wonder

We hear that “the virgin will conceive” and think about Jesus but Isaiah was talking about real chaos in his own time and what God was doing right then. Continue reading

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The Joy of Birds

In the midst of Isaiah 35 there is an image of creation’s resurrection. One version of the text goes so far as to call it the ‘joy of birds.’ Continue reading

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Animal Kingdom

We’ve been told by earnest people that only people will be in heaven. Animals are nice, they say, but not permitted. Well Bollocks to that. Continue reading

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