Andres contributes article to Perspectives

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."