Messianic Hope (Christmas)

Chapter, Verse, and Season Podcast

Joel Baden and Andrew McGowan discuss reception history, empire, and hope in Isaiah 9:2-7. The text is appointed for Christmas in Year B of the Revised Common Lectionary.

Comfort in the Desert (Second Sunday of Advent)

Chapter, Verse, and Season Podcast

Joel Baden and Bill Goettler discuss audience, promise, and good news in Isaiah 40:1-11. The text is appointed for the Second Sunday of Advent in Year B of the Revised Common Lectionary.

Hypocrites (Fifth Sunday after Epiphany)

Chapter, Verse, and Season Podcast

Volker Leppin and Vasileios Marinis discuss hypocrisy, reward systems, righteousness, and religious performance in Isaiah 58:1-9a (9b-12). The text is appointed for the Fifth Sunday after the Epiphany, in Year A of the Revised Common Lectionary.

A Light to the Nations (First Sunday after the Epiphany)

Chapter, Verse, and Season Podcast

Joel Baden and Abdul-Rehman Malik discuss Messianism, prophetic gentleness, and hermeneutical approaches in Isaiah 42:1-9. The text is appointed for the First Sunday after the Epiphany, in Year A of the Revised Common Lectionary.

Restorer of the Path (Eleventh Sunday after Pentecost)

Chapter, Verse, and Season Podcast

Christian Wiman and Jacqueline Vayntrub discuss justice, prayer and action, and getting God’s attention in Isaiah 58:9b-14. The text is appointed for the Eleventh Sunday after Pentecost, Proper 16, in Year C of the Revised Common Lectionary.

Rivers in the Desert (Lent 5)

Chapter, Verse, and Season Podcast

Tisa Wenger and Joel Baden discuss divine violence, colonialism, and the notion of “wilderness” in Isaiah 43:16-21. The text is appointed for the Fifth Sunday in Lent, in Year C of the Revised Common Lectionary.

Holy, Holy, Holy (Fifth Sunday after Epiphany)

Chapter, Verse, and Season Podcast

Jacqueline Vayntrub and Christian Wiman discuss the difference between verse and prose in Isaiah 6:1-13. The text is appointed for the Fifth Sunday after Epiphany, Year C of the Revised Common Lectionary.

Expectations (Christmas)

Chapter, Verse, and Season Podcast

Sarah Drummond and Joel Baden discuss birth, kingship and signs of God’s redemption in Isaiah 9:2-7. The text is appointed for Christmas (Proper 1), December 24, Years A, B, and C of the Revised Common Lectionary.