Advent Devotional: Saturday, December 20: Commemoration of Katharina von Bora Luther, 1552

Katharina von Bora Luther, affectionately known as Kathie (pronounced “Katie”), was the wife of the great Reformer, Martin Luther. She was born to an impoverished family on January 29, 1499 in a small village just south of Leipzig. When she was about 10 years old, she was sent to live at a Cistercian convent where … Continue reading Advent Devotional: Saturday, December 20: Commemoration of Katharina von Bora Luther, 1552

Advent Devotional: Friday, December 19: O Root of Jesse

Read Luke 4:16-19. Though this story is of Jesus reading from Isaiah, the imagery is no less provocative. Here we have Jesus, just starting in his ministry, immediately after his baptism and temptation in the desert, essentially coopting these words from Isaiah to describe himself. So, you can see why some feathers might have been … Continue reading Advent Devotional: Friday, December 19: O Root of Jesse