An Old Testament Christmas, part 3: Into the Far Country (Third Sunday of Advent)

Calling of Abraham by St. Savin (1040–1090) at Abbaye de Saint-Savin in Vienne France

“At this there sprang into his mother’s face something startling, beautiful, unspeakably sad — as though she were looking far beyond him at a long, dark road, and seeing on that road, a traveler in perpetual danger.”

-James Baldwin, Go Tell it on the Mountain

“Go out on the street it’s the same thing



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Chris Nye

Living in Portland, Oregon with my wife and son. Doctoral candidate at Duke University. Author of a few books: