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.
About the author:
Dr. Hannah Eagleson loves building the ecosystem Christian scholars need to flourish and create positive impacts, in the university and beyond. She is Associate Director of InterVarsity’s Emerging Scholars Network, a digital first ministry serving thousands of early career Christian scholars. Dr. Eagleson launched the ESN student/early career track at the American Scientific Affiliation annual faith and science conference. She is the editor of *Science and Faith: Student Questions Explored* (Hendrickson, 2019), and the one-semester guidebook *Scholar’s Compass: Connecting Faith & Work for Academics* (InterVarsity Emerging Scholars Network, 2021), with design by noted liturgical artist Ned Bustard. She also launched the Scholar's Compass online devotional series in her previous role as ESN Editor. Dr. Eagleson holds an MA from St. John’s College (Annapolis, MD) and a PhD in Renaissance literature from the University of Delaware.