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The Crown

Jesus, of course, is an incarnation of God, an event I can barely even think about because my brain is not big enough. What an amazing thing that God became one of us. It’s astounding. It’s impossible to grasp. That is why we observe it mainly with silence, in the dark.

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Incarnated Values

Today in our lectionary gospel the disciples receive the instructions: “As you go, proclaim the good news: ‘The kingdom of heaven has come near.’ Cure the sick, raise the dead, cleanse the lepers, cast out demons”

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Speaking to the Soul: The other father

We don’t really know that much about Joseph and I wonder if that causes us to give him the short end of the stick. Yet, the imagery of a loving father that Jesus uses to talk about God implies that Joseph played an important role in his formation. The way in which Joseph participates in the Incarnation suggests that perhaps we all have a role in birthing God into the world.

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The Christmas Revolution: NY Times op-ed on Christmas & the revolutionary nature of the incarnation

Image of Jesus and disciples from the Coptic Museum in Cairo, Egypt

Writing in the Sunday Review section of the New York Times, Peter Wehner explores the once revolutionary but now widely accepted concepts which spring from Jesus as the physical incarnation of God.

Wehner cites the incarnation as being the break from the Platonic view of physical existence as illusory or false, and thereby affirming the goodness of creation and existence, while showing that humanity is created in the image of God; if […]

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