The Scandal of the Christian Faith

Ken Myers has done it again, writing a thoughtful, provocative letter to his listeners at Mars Hill Audio.  One quotation from theologian Michael Williams seems especially appropriate to the season:

"The power that called the world into being [took on] the weakness of creatureliness. Contrary to the universality and changelessness sought by the philosophies of Greece, John declares that meaning and truth are to be found in historical particularity, a specific historical person: Jesus of Nazareth, the Word become flesh. The scandal of the Christian faith is that God became flesh in Jesus Christ."