The primacy of Christ and His birth on Christmas

If one were to summarize Paul’s teaching about Christ in Col. 1:15-23, perhaps the most central idea is that of primacy. Christ has primacy in all things (v. 18). Moreover, this primacy has very many different facets.  On the one hand, for example, Christ has primacy over the entire creation insofar as He is its … Continue reading The primacy of Christ and His birth on Christmas

Gospel as promise, faith as thanksgiving

According to the Apostle Paul, the life of a Christian should be characterized by an abounding in thanksgiving (Col. 2:6-7). If we consider that Christian life is fundamentally a response to the Gospel, and that the character of Christian life is therefore shaped and informed by the content of the Gospel, then we can say … Continue reading Gospel as promise, faith as thanksgiving