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The Advent

The Advent

By Scottish Bible Society
Journey through the Bible 2020 Advent readings with a brand new, short-form audio drama from Scottish Bible Society.
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Episode 20
The tale finds its fulfilment in an invitation to a new way of understanding who we are, a story of a birth ushering in new birth for all. Stay with this tale and discover its meaning afresh this year. The Advent is a Bible 2020 production brought to you by the Scottish Bible Society. Written and directed by Fiona Stewart. Performed by Fiona Stewart and Cameron Potts. Engineered and produced by Alasdair Wallace. Episode 20 music performed by Josh Garrels.
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December 24, 2020
Episode 19
And so, our tale is nearly over. We have heard of angels and shepherds, of Magi and babies, of a wicked king and a pure mother, of an old man who waited and an old woman who prayed. And what of us? How have we been changed by this story? How has its telling lifted our spirits in the dark days of our times? The Advent is a Bible 2020 production brought to you by the Scottish Bible Society. Written and directed by Fiona Stewart. Performed by Fiona Stewart and Cameron Potts. Engineered and produced by Alasdair Wallace.
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December 23, 2020
Episode 18
After the darkness comes the light. After the loneliness, the warmth of kinship, after despair the glimmer of hope for the future and those wait patiently find promises are fulfilled. The Advent is a Bible 2020 production brought to you by the Scottish Bible Society. Written and directed by Fiona Stewart. Performed by Fiona Stewart and Cameron Potts. Engineered and produced by Alasdair Wallace.
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December 22, 2020
Episode 17
The baby grows up. He is no longer the child in the manger, the infant so lowly. But perhaps it is more comfortable to leave him there, and not confront the challenge of who he is to become. Because to confront that challenge means having to grasp the very personal nature of what it all means. The Advent is a Bible 2020 production brought to you by the Scottish Bible Society. Written and directed by Fiona Stewart. Performed by Fiona Stewart and Cameron Potts. Engineered and produced by Alasdair Wallace.
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December 21, 2020
Episode 16
Life goes on, but Mary still ponders, and now she meets an old lady who finds comfort and purpose in the presence of God. How will she respond when God presents himself to her in the form of a baby? The Advent is a Bible 2020 production brought to you by the Scottish Bible Society. Written and directed by Fiona Stewart. Performed by Fiona Stewart and Cameron Potts. Engineered and produced by Alasdair Wallace.
04:02
December 20, 2020
Episode 15
For Simeon, the fulfilment of the long-awaited promise is almost here, and as Mary and Joseph bring their precious baby to the temple, good news is beginning to be revealed. And in another corner of the temple, the old woman still waits and prays.  The Advent is a Bible 2020 production brought to you by the Scottish Bible Society. Written and directed by Fiona Stewart. Performed by Fiona Stewart and Cameron Potts. Engineered and produced by Alasdair Wallace.
04:07
December 19, 2020
Episode 14
Shepherds, gazing at the sky, astounded by what they have seen and heard. How long do they lie there, taking in what has happened before shifting their gaze to earth, to the sheep, to one another? We ponder this news afresh with them, and with Mary. The Advent is a Bible 2020 production brought to you by the Scottish Bible Society. Written and directed by Fiona Stewart. Performed by Fiona Stewart and Cameron Potts. Engineered and produced by Alasdair Wallace.
04:07
December 18, 2020
Episode 13
Finally when darkness falls, find a moment of stillness, a time to sit by a fire and look up at the sky. Contemplate the complexities and possibilities of the universe. Breathe deeply and feel small. Just like the shepherds. The Advent is a Bible 2020 production brought to you by the Scottish Bible Society. Written and directed by Fiona Stewart. Performed by Fiona Stewart and Cameron Potts. Engineered and produced by Alasdair Wallace.
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December 17, 2020
Episode 12
There are dreadful deeds that must be spoken of, generation after generation, as a reminder of where fear of losing our throne can lead us. King Herod has no intention of worshipping this king in a manger, and so we witness his brutal response to his birth.  The Advent is a Bible 2020 production brought to you by the Scottish Bible Society. Written and directed by Fiona Stewart. Performed by Fiona Stewart and Cameron Potts. Engineered and produced by Alasdair Wallace.
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December 16, 2020
Episode 11
Magi from the East - seekers and searchers -  come bearing gifts for the king, but which king? The Advent is a Bible 2020 production brought to you by the Scottish Bible Society. Written and directed by Fiona Stewart. Performed by Fiona Stewart and Cameron Potts. Engineered and produced by Alasdair Wallace. https://scottish.bible/bible2020/theadvent
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December 15, 2020
Episode 10
Life for Joseph and Mary is not straightforward, and global events mean that this baby will arrive in a time of upheaval and uncertainty. For those who dwell in darkness even the retelling is a glimpse of light.  The Advent is a Bible 2020 production brought to you by the Scottish Bible Society. Written and directed by Fiona Stewart. Performed by Fiona Stewart and Cameron Potts. Engineered and produced by Alasdair Wallace. https://scottish.bible/bible2020/theadvent
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December 14, 2020
Episode 9
When we left Mary, the news was just sinking in. How will she respond? The Advent is a Bible 2020 production brought to you by the Scottish Bible Society. Written and directed by Fiona Stewart. Performed by Fiona Stewart and Cameron Potts. Engineered and produced by Alasdair Wallace. https://scottish.bible/bible2020/theadvent
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December 13, 2020
Episode 8
700 years before Mary meets Gabriel, or Joseph has a dream, a man stands in the temple in Jerusalem and his life is ruined. His words look forward to what is to come. The Advent is a Bible 2020 production brought to you by the Scottish Bible Society. Written and directed by Fiona Stewart. Performed by Fiona Stewart and Cameron Potts. Engineered and produced by Alasdair Wallace. https://scottish.bible/bible2020/theadvent
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December 12, 2020
Episode 7
Somewhere quiet, in a small middle-eastern town, a young woman encounters an angel. How will she respond to what he tells her? The Advent is a Bible 2020 production brought to you by the Scottish Bible Society. Written and directed by Fiona Stewart. Performed by Fiona Stewart and Cameron Potts. Engineered and produced by Alasdair Wallace. https://scottish.bible/bible2020/theadvent
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December 11, 2020
Episode 6
Whose side am I on? And where is the victory? The anticipation of the promised Messiah will have an eternal impact on all of our choices and all of our expectations. The Advent is a Bible 2020 production brought to you by the Scottish Bible Society. Written and directed by Fiona Stewart. Performed by Fiona Stewart and Cameron Potts. Engineered and produced by Alasdair Wallace. https://scottish.bible/bible2020/theadvent
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December 10, 2020
Episode 5
How can we begin to imagine what God might look like? And what must it have felt like to prepare for his arrival? We continue to wait as the story unfolds.  The Advent is a Bible 2020 production brought to you by the Scottish Bible Society. Written and directed by Fiona Stewart. Performed by Fiona Stewart and Cameron Potts. Engineered and produced by Alasdair Wallace. https://scottish.bible/bible2020/theadvent
04:03
December 09, 2020
Episode 4
How will the carpenter respond to the news that his fiancée is pregnant? What if he doesn’t believe her? And how does he fit in this sweeping narrative?  The Advent is a Bible 2020 production brought to you by the Scottish Bible Society. Written and directed by Fiona Stewart. Performed by Fiona Stewart and Cameron Potts. Engineered and produced by Alasdair Wallace. https://scottish.bible/bible2020/theadvent
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December 08, 2020
Episode 3
We’re still waiting, but in the waiting we begin to wonder. What if the story we await has already  begun? What if the gift-giving and the promises are glimpses of what is already happening? What if the shepherds and the wise men and Joseph the carpenter are already sensing what is to come? The Advent is a Bible 2020 production brought to you by the Scottish Bible Society. Written and directed by Fiona Stewart. Performed by Fiona Stewart and Cameron Potts. Engineered and produced by Alasdair Wallace. https://scottish.bible/bible2020/theadvent
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December 07, 2020
Episode 2
In Jerusalem, an old man waits. In the temple, an old woman keeps watch. In a simple home, a young girl anticipates her marriage.  Wait with them in anticipation of a plan long ago conceived, the arrival of a child at just the right time.  The Advent is a Bible 2020 production brought to you by the Scottish Bible Society. Written and directed by Fiona Stewart. Performed by Fiona Stewart and Cameron Potts. Engineered and produced by Alasdair Wallace. https://scottish.bible/bible2020/theadvent
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December 06, 2020
Episode 1
Let’s have a tale whose origins are from of old, from ancient times. A tale of the mystery from which true godliness springs. A tale that is in one measure familiar but, in another, strange and fresh. Because everyone needs a story about light, presence and hope in these dark days. The Advent is a Bible 2020 production brought to you by the Scottish Bible Society. Written and directed by Fiona Stewart. Performed by Fiona Stewart and Cameron Potts. Engineered and produced by Alasdair Wallace. https://scottish.bible/bible2020/theadvent
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December 05, 2020
The Advent Trailer
Coming December 5th. Journey through the Bible 2020 Advent readings with a brand new, short-form audio drama from Scottish Bible Society. 
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December 01, 2020