Category Archives: Advent

Advent 3 – Matthew 11:2-11

In the Name of the Father and of the + Son and of the Holy Spirit             What did you go out into the wilderness to see? John the Baptist is more than a prophet. He is God’s messenger who … Continue reading

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Advent 2 – Luke 21:25-36

In the Name of the Father and of the + Son and of the Holy Spirit             Mom and Dad were right to warn you not to hang around with “that crowd.” “That crowd” lived on the edge. They were … Continue reading

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Robert Farrar Capon on “Second Coming” – Advent 2 (Luke 21:25-36)

Our usual notion of Jesus’ coming to the world – or even of the coming of the kingdom – is not only theologically suspect but biblically unsound. For “coming” inevitably carries with it the implication of “not here yet” – … Continue reading

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Robert Farrar Capon on Advent 1 – Matthew 21:1-9

The mystery that Jesus is sacramentalizing by riding triumphally into Jerusalem on the back of a donkey is his parousia, his coming as a king in peace and as a judge in vindication. Had he been coming as a king … Continue reading

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Advent 4 Outlines – John 1:19-28

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