Current Theme | December 2022

Christology for Christmas

Christ is the reason for the season, and during Advent we will turn our attention to more than a dozen biblical and theological reflections on the glory of Christ Incarnate. Christmas is not just a season to give gifts; it is a season to ponder the unfathomable gift of God become man. In this theme, we will put the spotlight on Christ and marvel at the reality of the Incarnation.

Table of Contents

O Come Emmanuel, and Ransom Captive Israel: A Christmas Meditation

By Nicholas Piotrowski • Concise Article • December 2
What does the well-known Christmas Carol "O Come, O Come Emmanuel" actually mean? And what would Matthew's gospel say that Christmas is all about?

Upcoming

At Christmas, Preach Christology

By David Schrock • Concise Article • Coming December 5

Emmanuel (God with Us), Even Now

By K.J. Drake • Concise Article • Coming December 6

Faith to Know the Triune God

By Keith Goad • Concise Article • Coming December 7

Hebrews 1: A Glimpse into Jesus’s Greatness

By Thomas R. Schreiner • Concise Article • Coming December 9

Putting Everything Under His Feet: Structure and Meaning in Hebrews 2:5–9

By Jim Hamilton • Concise Article • Coming December 12

The Holy Spirit in Relation to Christ

By Kyle Claunch • Concise Article • Coming December 14

A Chalcedonian Christmas

By Michael WIlkinson • Concise Article • Coming December 16

Incarnation Versus Excarnation in Culture and Church

By P. Andrew Sandlin • Longform Essay • Coming December 19

The Christ of Christmas: a Textual Reflection

By Trent Hunter • Concise Article • Coming December 20

Jesus the Man, Jesus the Redeemer

By Brad Green • Concise Article • Coming December 21

The Humility of Christ: Philippians 2:6-11

By Alex Tibbott • Concise Article • Coming December 26

Give Diamonds, Not Coal: Why Prosopological Exegesis is Not the Gift You Are Looking For

By Michael Carlino • Concise Article • Coming December 28

Ten Truths About the Incarnation

By Steve Wellum • Concise Article • Coming December 30

December Intermission: Christ Over All Year One

By David Schrock • Concise Article • Coming December 31