Are we sure we know what we’re waiting for? God is faithful, and God is full of surprises.

  • Isaiah 7:10-16 Your favorite Jesus prophecy that originally had nothing to do with Jesus! So, what does this mean about who Jesus is and what salvation means
  • Matthew 1:18-25 An invitation to imagine what salvation looks like—and letting Matthew show us. What does “Immanuel” mean here? What does it mean that God is with us? What does a people look like who have been rescued from their sins?
  • Romans 1:1-7 God is faithful. That’s the Advent hope. Christ has been born, and Christ has been enthroned.
  • Psalm 80:1-7, 17-19 A final advent plea: are You coming or not?
This week on LectioCast we mentioned some truly exceptional pieces of literature:
Jesus Have I Loved, but Paul? by J. R. Daniel Kirk
Unlocking Romans by J. R. Daniel Kirk
A Man Attested by God by J. R. Daniel Kirk

Mihee Kim-Kort is a Presbyterian minister and spouse to another Presbyterian minister. She is a mother to three, and in her spare time reads, writes books, blogs and freelances for various publications. Sometimes, she tries something random like woodworking or brush lettering, but ends up on social media procrastinating from writing. She is passionate about the intersections between parenting, justice, and spirituality.

Daniel Kirk is a writer, speaker, and blogger who lives in San Francisco, CA where he is currently Pastoral Director for the Newbigin House of Studies. His third book A Man Attested by God: the Human Jesus of the Synoptic Gospels, is hot off the presses. Daniel holds a Ph.D. in New Testament from Duke University and is the author of, Unlocking Romans: Resurrection and the Justification of God and Jesus Have I Loved, but Paul? He blogs regularly at  ( You can follow him on Twitter @jrdkirk and on Facebook at