Reflections on Luke’s account of Christ’s birth and telling and re-telling the Christmas story
Written as a young scholar, this short article by John Webster, who died this year, reflects on the Incarnation – “Here, as always in the Christian faith, so much hangs on so littIe – this little scrap of history, this perilously obscure birth, surrounded by the whiff of scandal, is the ultimate point of the ways of God into mankind. And this is the point that we are to return to if we would learn both who God is, and who we ourselves are. God became man that man might become man”.
“Dear Wormwood, It falls to me again at this time of year to remind you and your field staff to remain on a heightened state of alert as Christmas day approaches…. “
A Christmas carol
“If there is to be a sermon (and at carol services, it really is not a good idea)…” (Bishop of Manchester) – Not a good idea? Really?