Incarnation

What Did Jesus Look Like?

BY JAKE ALLSTAEDT

When I was growing up, I remember that my pastor, before the closing prayer of his children's sermons, would ask us to close our eyes and imagine the most beautiful, most loving picture of Jesus that we could. We were to believe that He was right there with us as we prayed.

What Did Jesus Look Like?

What if God Were a Slob Like One of Us?

BY CHAD BIRD

Mary snapped a pic of Jesus in the manger, chose the Clarendon filter, and posted it to her Instagram account. Two hours later, it had 24 likes. Three of her friends had commented, “He’s so adorable!” Two said, “OMG, how cute!” And one gushed, “The most beautiful baby ever!” But they were all lying.

What if God Were a Slob Like One of Us?

God With Us

BY RYAN COUCH

It’s the Christmas season, that time of year when families gather together to exchange gifts and spend time with one another. While most of our Christmas celebrations look more like the Griswold’s than they do the ubiquitous Hallmark movie, we celebrate nevertheless.

God With Us

Childbearing Now Saves You

BY BRANDON HANSON

What if I told you that Paul means exactly what it sounds like he’s saying? What if I told you that Paul was in fact saying that “she” [Eve] and “they” [all women] are in fact saved through childbearing? What if I told you that it worked like a math problem?

Childbearing Now Saves You

More in Christ Than Was Lost in Adam

BY KYLE G JONES

All manner of theologians, philosophers, and historians have used more ink and paper than can be weighed to expound upon the incarnation of the Son of God and its implications for humanity. Of those, Johann Gerhard composed, what I believe to be, the most remarkable.

More in Christ Than Was Lost in Adam

Jesus and Abortion

BY CHAD BIRDDANIEL EMERY PRICE

If April 1 is April Fools’ Day, then March 25 is Divine Fool’s Day. Falling nine months before Christmas, it’s the day when God set in motion what appeared to be a foolish plan.

Jesus and Abortion

Upside-Down Kingdom

BY BONNIE PETROSCHUK

On that night in Bethlehem so long ago, not even your mother who held you in her arms understood that you had come to turn the world upside down in a through-the-looking-glass sort of way.

Upside-Down Kingdom