Christmas and the Creator: A Baby’s Breath

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A baby in a manger—what a little picture for such an immense person! Every Christmas we gaze in awe at a simple crèche and marvel at the miracle of the incarnation of the Son of God. Those tiny fingers belie the supreme power the person Himself not only possesses, but has already exercised. Even in His infancy Jesus embodied the fullness of the Godhead. The Son of God, “though he was in the form of God, did not count equality with God a thing to be grasped, but emptied himself, by taking the form of a servant, being born in the likeness of men” (Philippians 2:6–7 ESV).… Continue reading

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Protagoras, Harvard, and 21st Century Evangelicalism

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Harvard_Wreath_Logo_1.svgIn 1636, the academic doors of the first university in America (of course, then being the British ruled colony) opened out of a recognized need to train men for ministry. Naturally then, it has a very specific scope and a serious commitment, so when the first formal “Rules and Precepts” were adopted just ten years later, the founding members wrote that every student should “be plainly instructed, and earnestly pressed to consider well, the main end of his life and studies is, to know God and Jesus Christ which is eternal life (Jn 17:3) and therefore to lay Christ in the bottom, as the only foundation of all sound knowledge and learning.… Continue reading

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