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The first few chapters of 1 Samuel serve as the origin story of the prophet Samuel. This is a low moment in the history of Israel.
On this day, we commemorate the baptism of Jesus. This chronological jump in the church calendar is jarring. Just yesterday—on Epiphany—Jesus was a small child receiving gifts from the magi. Today, he is a grown man beginning his public ministry.
In the Northern Hemisphere, Advent coincides with shortening days and falling temperatures, the dormant season for most plants and animals. In the Christian calendar, Advent prepares us for the celebration of Christmas. This season of expectation and longing overlays Israel’s long wait for the Messiah with our own long wait for the Messiah’s return.
About a year ago, we announced our call for nominations for the Best Christian Book of All Time, and you — our readers — responded with great enthusiasm. From a nomination pool of over 140 worthies, we first narrowed the bracket to 64 contenders, voted out lesser lights (such as Luther, Calvin, Chesterton, Aquinas — […]