• ‘Most of the Christmas story is legend’

    I've mentioned before that this blog is nothing if not up-to-date.  So I'd ...

  • ‘The Nativity’ – too much doubt, not enough joy

    It all came together in last night's final episode of the BBC's 'The Nativity'. ...

  • ‘This will be a sign to you’ – sermon notes

    Text: Luke 2:12 - "This will be a sign to you" There is something surprising ...

  • An interview with Joseph – ‘sermon’ notes

    Text: Mt 1:18-25 [Note: the following was presented in the form of a semi-scripted, ...

  • Christ had a human body

    The term 'docetism' (from the Greek dokeo, meaning 'to seem') covers a range ...

  • Christ had a human mind

    Apollinarianism Whereas the Christian doctrine of the incarnation first came ...

  • Five truths about the incarnation

    Based on this post by Joseph Scheumann:- 1.  The incarnation was not the divine ...

  • Jesus – pre-existent or exalted divinity?

    Bart Ehrman is one of those scholars who impresses with his extensive knowledge ...

  • Much ado about ‘The Nativity’

    The Daily Express has melodramatically announced that there is 'fury over BBC's ...

  • Out of Egypt – sermon notes

    Matthew 2:13-23 V13 - ‘When they had gone’ – that same night? Whatever ...

  • Simeon – sermon notes

    Text: Luke 2:25-35 When Jesus Christ laid down his life on the cross of Calvary, ...

  • The birth of Jesus – sermon notes

    Text: Luke 2:1-18 ‘History teaches us’ claimed the philosopher Hegel, ‘that ...

  • The incarnate Christ did not cease to be divine

    It is one thing to affirm that Christ was (and is) both human and divine.  It ...

  • The Word became flesh – sermon notes

    Text: John 1:14 'The Word became flesh and made his dwelling among us. [...] ...

  • The Word made flesh

    This is based on an article by Prof Donald MacLeod in The Monthly Record, Jan ...

  • Why did Christ become a human being?

    Grudem (Systematic Theology, p541f) outlines a number of reasons.  What follows ...