Author Archives: Matthew Hoskinson

High and Holy, Contrite and Lowly

“What’s beyond the model is the most compelling thing.” In this single sentence the Pulitzer Prize winning novelist, Anthony Doerr, summarizes a fundamental longing. It’s as if we recognize that there is something beyond what we can see and touch … Continue reading

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Hope on the Margins

After Isaiah 55, you would be justified to wonder what more needs to be said. Over the past year and a half, we’ve worked through the first two major sections of Isaiah’s prophecy, his message to the city of Jerusalem. … Continue reading

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The Invitation

Since September we’ve been working our way through the second major section of Isaiah in a series I’ve called the Servant and the City. Today with chapter 55 we reach the end of this section. So let me summarize where … Continue reading

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The Fruit of the Servant’s Suffering

A full-page ad in the first section of the New York Times is designed to grab your attention. But when that ad is for Shinola watches, it’s bound to attract mine. Shinola manufactures watches and other goods in my hometown … Continue reading

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Risen

What would it be like to live your whole life knowing precisely what your future occupation will be, but then to have to wait decades for it to come about? Six decades, to be specific. And still counting. Such is … Continue reading

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