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Archive for December, 2011

“‘Behold, the virgin shall conceive and bear a son, and they shall call his name Immanuel’ — which means, God with us.” (Matthew 1:23) The Incarnation is by far a greater miracle than even the creation of all things in the beginning. It will forever be the greatest miracle in the history of the universe. God becoming […]

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Part 1 | Part 2 The Trinity is much more than a series of propositional truth claims about God. Don’t get me wrong, propositional truth claims about the Trinity are absolutely essential. Without them, we really do not know what we believe and, as a result, are susceptible to being “tossed to and fro . […]

In part 1, I argued that a God-centered approach to orphan care is necessarily Trinitarian, and vice versa. The reality of the Trinity should inform how churches approach orphan care, and radically so. The doctrine of the Trinity, as T. F. Torrance persuasively argues, constitutes the nerve and center not only of every other biblical […]

[Read this post only if you're willing to risk mental exhaustion!] How would you explain a God-centered approach to orphan care? Would who God is as Trinity factor significantly into your explanation? This is an issue with which I wish more orphan advocates would wrestle. I am convinced that a God-centered approach to orphan care […]

The Naked and Vulnerable God

by Dennae Pierre Published Dec 7, 2011

“And Joseph also went up from Galilee, from the town of Nazareth, to Judea, to the city of David, which is called Bethlehem, because he was of the house and lineage of David, to be registered with Mary, his betrothed, who was with child. And while they were there, the time came for her to […]

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Christmas and the healing of our humanity

by Dan Cruver Published Dec 2, 2011

“As soon as Jesus was conceived by the Spirit in the virgin womb of Mary, the healing and sanctifying of our humanity began. When Jesus said, ‘I am the resurrection and the life’ (John 11:25), he was not merely referring to what he was about to do with Lazarus in the tomb, nor to what […]

What Christmas Reveals: God is Father

by Dan Cruver Published Dec 1, 2011

In other words, the Incarnation reveals that.. “The most foundational thing in God is not some abstract quality, but the fact that he is Father. Again and again, the Scriptures equate the terms ‘God’ and ‘Father’: in the Exodus, the Lord calls Israel ‘my firstborn son’ (Exodus 4:22; see also Isaiah 1:2; Jeremiah 31:9; Hosea […]

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