Reflecting on the Gospel resurrection accounts, Peter Marty maintains that freedom from fear is the most powerful effect of Easter.
Incarnation: Thinking About God With Us
In this book excerpt Will Willimon reflects on Jesus' incarnation. "Only a fully human Savior can save us in our full humanity," but such a savior had to be more than human as well.
Galatians 4:4-7 is a succinct statement describing what happened during the incarnation. It pulls together pieces from all over Scripture into a whole, and its richness deserves some untangling, as Heen has done here.
Incarnation and Judgment
Brian Mullady answers questions about the necessity of the incarnation and the effects of absolution and penance upon the general judgment.
This contemporary painting and poem by Fr. Jim Hasse depicts the incarnation.
Incarnation: Theology in the Body.
Focusing on the incarnation, Jes Kast considers 'embodiment' as a way of 'doing' theology. For Kast, God's affirmation of bodily existence beckons us to consider a new method (embodiment) as a way of theologizing.
Incarnation - Superman
A sermon illustration using the 1978 movie "Superman" that focuses on the theme of incarnation. The movie tells the unimaginable possibility that there is help for confused, desolate humankind.
This is a visual meditation on Deborah Sokolove's 2010 painting, "Considering Incarnation," based on nine moments in the Gospel accounts surrounding the birth of Jesus.
A meditation on the incarnation. Raw, fresh language imagines the Christ's birth and the ensuing events in vivid detail. Among the people and gifts, it ultimately asks, "Where are we this Christmas?"
Incarnation and embodiment
Kathryn Reklis reflects on the history of the concepts of incarnation and embodiment and how they would relate to possibilities for having a church in which people were connected digitally.
Born in Us Today: The Gospel of Incarnation
Wendy Farley reflects on the shock of the incarnation: the power of God enters the world under such unlikely circumstances, which "are the root symbols of what God-with-us looks like."
Mary, Practicing Incarnation and Moving into the Neighborhood
This article reflects on how the Incarnation calls us to not only understand the favor of God and accept it, but also to practice it by showing hospitality and learning grace.
Full Text Hymns on Incarnation
O Word of God IncarnatePD
O Son of God incarnatePD
O Radiant Christ, Incarnate Word©
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People of the Incarnation
Offering a social gospel interpretation of the incarnation in this Christmas sermon, Susan Butterworth comments on Luke 2:1-20 and Psalm 97 to encourage readers to follow Christ's moral influence in helping others and building God's Kingdom.
Terence Fretheim's commentary on Genesis 32:22-31 thinks about the implications of God wrestling with, and 'losing' to, Jacob. Incarnation, across Scripture, shows God's willingness to risk weakness and vulnerability for the sake of a genuine encounter.
A Toast to the Mystery of the Incarnation in the Margins
An illustration by Kenneth Tanner, writing on the mystery of the incarnation and the humility of Christ from Creator to an infant.
Exploring Joseph, Mary and the Incarnation
These children's sermon notes by Carolyn Brown draw on Isaiah 7:10-16 and Matthew 1:18-25 to provide advice on telling the Christmas Story. Brown focuses on Jesus' identity as Emmanuel, Mary and Joseph's bravery, and the incarnation.
The Incarnation and the Kingdom of God
This article reflects on how we can look to the Incarnation as the promise of a future of being "truly human," described here as being in God's uninhibited presence forever.
This commentary on Hebrews 2:10-18 on the Incarnation, considering its revelations about who the Son is, what God has done through this intimate involvement with the very stuff of creation, and why it was necessary.
Matthew's Version of the Incarnation
This devotional reading explores the family troubles surrounding the incarnation and the brevity of the birth narrative in Matthew revealing its "unremarkable" nature.
Preaching the Scandal and the Glory of the Incarnation
David Lose discusses the scandalous nature of the incarnation by examining the heretical teachings of Marcion and Arius.