Tag Incarnation

Philippians 2:5-8 Devotional

Philippians 2:5-8. In your relationships with one another, have the same mindset as Christ Jesus: 6 who, being in very nature God, did not consider equality with God something to...

The Silence of God

Introductory Note: This is longer than I intend blog posts to be. The purpose of this article is to respond to a question from one of my Bible Education students...

Christmas: The Traditions of Men and Our Forgotten King

Quoting the prophet Isaiah, Jesus distinguished between the traditions of men and the commandments of God (Mark 7:6-8). Though critical of the Pharisees and scribes, Jesus was not merely an...

The Christ Event and True Christmas Spirit

In his classic work, Knowing God, Packer writes that the incarnation is the greatest mystery of the Christian faith. Referring to John 1:14, he says that at the first Christmas the...

A Light that Shines in the Darkness

I've been reading Tolkien's Lord of the Rings and have loved his narrative. One of the remarkable capacities of story is its emotive power and I've been thinking about how...