Included in this week’s issue:
The Humanity of God
John 1 tells us the wonderful news that the eternal and all-powerful and holy God became flesh and dwelt among us. This is a remarkable and unique truth of Christianity, if not the central truth.
Regarding the real and full humanity of God in Christ in conjunction with His full divinity, what are some parts of His full incarnation that Christians have trouble coming to terms with, parts of this that incorrectly seem to chip away at our Savior’s divinity? Two early struggles with this in the church were docetism and monothelitism.
Are these seen today in the church in different ways?
What Does Marriage Require?
The great G. K. Chesterton wrote in his “Early Notebooks,” “Of all human institutions, marriage is the one which depends upon slow development, upon patience, upon long reaches of times, upon magnanimous compromise, upon kindly habit.”
While marriage is such a natural part of being human, the values and practices it requires are quite unnatural – those go strongly against our fallen natures. We all need supernatural help in living them out.