|Dr. Michael Andres, associate professor of religion, is the author of an article included in the December 2008 issue of Perspectives , a journal of Reformed thought. |
His article, "The Filled Hungry and Empty Rich," explores the kind of people God uses to carry out his plan. Focusing on Christ's birth narrative in Luke 1:39-52 and other passages in Luke, Andres says God incarnates among the truly humble. "This is the theme of Mary's song: God comes to dwell with those whose humble lives are not crammed with self-importance and stuff," he writes.
Andres encourages readers to celebrate a simplified, God-centered Christmas. "Our celebration and lives need to be uncluttered, simple, receptive, modeling our desperate need for God."
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