Happy Winter Solstice! Blogger John Anngeister of Next Theology has a set of advent/Christmas posts that I have enjoyed reading. I want to highlight three here.
(1) Anngeister presents the first set of Empyrean Dialogues. This is a short fictional work that takes places just prior to the Son’s incarnation.
(2) Anngeister highlights the period of Jesus’ birth to his baptism, labelling it “the test of ten-thousand days.” He makes a good point that “Jesus invites us to celebrate with him and in him the obscure but vital humanity he enjoyed with mother and family and friends before he felt called to go out to meet the son of Zechariah.”
(3) Anngeister notes where he agrees and disagrees with the great Karl Barth’s view on Christmas.