Each week this Advent season, we’re sharing a different resource readers may find helpful. When our minds are overflowing with the complexities of this year, visual art is a form of experience that can help us enter into Advent. The Visual Commentary on Scripture has curated an Advent calendar of visual art for this year.
Each day features a suggested Scripture reading and a thought-provoking collection of three images designed to go with that reading. The images include both contemporary and historical art, and also provide brief commentary on each piece of art and how all three pieces together engage with the Scripture reading.
I have found the experience of the art and the ideas posed in the commentary help me to think about Advent more deeply. I hope you find this resource helpful as you wrestle with the waiting and questioning of Advent.
Hannah Eagleson is Interim Associate Director of InterVarsity’s Emerging Scholars Network (ESN). She launched and still edits ESN’s collaboratively written devotional for academics, Scholar’s Compass. Hannah also crafts other community-building events and materials for ESN. She holds a PhD in English literature from the University of Delaware, and an MA from St. John’s College in Annapolis, MD. she’s working on a novel about a dragon who gave up fending off knights to become a tea importer in eighteenth-century England.