Once again, Columbia Theological Seminary has created an Advent Devotional for 2016 with meditations and devotions written by our faculty, staff, students and alumni. Some churches and individuals will be receiving the print version soon, but you may view and download it ONLINE HERE.
The illustrations on the cover and throughout this Advent devotional booklet display symbols that are traditionally associated with the Jesse Tree. The Jesse Tree is an old tradition of telling the story of salvation from the beginning of God’s covenant promises, through the people of Israel, to Jesus Christ. Often these symbols are decorations on a tree. The Jesse Tree is a teaching tool during the time of Advent. Click for information about the illustrations.
We would like to recognize Brittany Fiscus van Rossum, 2017 and Stephanie Loftin, 2017 for editing the submissions for this devotional. Thanks, as well, to all the writers for their contributions.