Monthly Archives: December 2019

A Self-effacing Gardener: The Unity of God’s Activity in Nature and Grace in the Theology of Austin Farrer

by Jeffrey A. Vogel, Ph.D. Introduction At the end of Faith and Speculation, his last major work, Austin Farrer writes the following: “Our thesis is no more than that the relation of created act to creative Act is inevitably indefinable, … Continue reading

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“Have you ever seen wealth in such great penury?”

Today, as a firstborn son, Christ went down into Egypt to end the mourning its ancient bereavement had brought upon that land. Instead of plagues he brought joy, instead of night and darkness he gave the light of salvation. Of … Continue reading

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Adeste Fidelis

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Cantique de Noël

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Jesus Christ the Apple Tree

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“O Little Town of Bethlehem”

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“O new commingling; O strange conjunction; the Self-Existent comes into being, the Uncreated is created”

Christ is born; glorify Him. Christ from heaven; go out to meet Him. Christ on earth; be exalted. Sing unto the Lord all the earth (Ps. 96:1,11); and (to join both in one word) Let the heavens rejoice; and let … Continue reading

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“And so our Lord Jesus Christ, being at birth true man though He never ceased to be true God, made in Himself the beginning of a new creation”

The bodily Nativity therefore of the Son of God took nothing from and added nothing to His Majesty because His unchangeable substance could be neither diminished nor increased. For that “the Word became flesh” does not signify that the nature … Continue reading

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