Blog Posts on The Birth of Christ
What Is Advent?
We are a people of promise. For centuries, God prepared people for the coming of his Son, our only hope for life. At Christmas we celebrate the fulfillment of the promises God made—that he would give a way to draw…Continue Reading
Dreaming of a White Christmas
There are good reasons to dream of a white Christmas.
For one, God created crystal, blinding-white new snow to help us understand the contrast between our sinful old selves and the new persons he has made us into: “though your…Continue Reading
Jesus' Humanity Now
The Permanence of Christmas, Part 3: Contemporary Articulations
From the New Testament to the present, Christian theology has celebrated that Jesus is forever the God-man. In this series, we saw first what the apostles had to say in the …Continue Reading
Jesus' Humanity Throughout History
Jesus Is Still Human
The Permanence of Christmas, Part 1: Biblical Foundations
Advent is a chance not only to celebrate Jesus’ taking of human flesh but also his keeping of it. It wasn’t a mere 33-year stint—impressive as that would have been. Jesus is…Continue Reading
Burping Baby Jesus
Joseph's Painful Decision
Mary wasn’t herself. Joseph had sensed some urgency in her request that he meet her at “their” tree. She was staring at the ground. She seemed burdened.
“Mary, is something wrong?”
She looked up at him intensely. “Joseph… I’m pregnant.”