On the Incarnation (Part 2)

(Material from adult Bible class at Hollywood Church of Christ) God the Refugee A Darker Christmas Drama Luke’s birth narrative has its overtones of uncertainty and fear in the midst of weakness and poverty, but it pivots on the promise of blessing  and the declaration of great joy. Matthew’s story, however, is colored with a sombre and ominousContinue reading “On the Incarnation (Part 2)”

On the Incarnation (Part 1)

(Material from adult Bible class at Hollywood Church of Christ) The Great Reversal Promises Pending Advent is about the wait—rehearsing Israel’s wait for the Deliverer in order to renew our hearts as we continue to wait for the second coming of our Deliverer. So it’s strangely difficult to start at the beginning of the Gospels with aContinue reading “On the Incarnation (Part 1)”

A Refugee Is Born Unto You

In preparation for Christmas, and in light of the world’s greatest refugee crisis in my lifetime, our family has been reading these words as we pray each night for those who flee before violence and seek refuge among foreign people: Do not do bad things to foreigners living in your country. You must treat them theContinue reading “A Refugee Is Born Unto You”