Reasons to Believe

Incarnation

  • Thankful for God’s Dual Revelation

    In Christian theology, revelation refers to God’s personal self-disclosure to his creatures. He took the initiative and revealed himself in both general revelation (God’s world) and … more

  • Making Sense of the Incarnation

    As C. S. Lewis put it, “God became a man so that men could become sons of God.” The Advent season is a great time to explore the rich theology that stands behind the Christian view of … more

  • Christ the Eternal Person Part 3

    In part two of this series I attempted to explain why it is just for nonbelievers to suffer eternal judgment for a temporal period of sin.

    I proposed that since God is an infinitely and eternally … more

  • Christ the Eternal Person Part 2

    In part one of this series I attempted to explain how Jesus Christ could experience the eternal wrath of God in just several hours of suffering on the cross.

    I proposed that Jesus Christ could … more

  • Christ the Eternal Person Part 1

    As a speaker at a theological conference I was asked the following provocative question:

    How is it possible for Christ to have suffered the eternal wrath of God in just several hours on the cross … more

  • "Jesus, Our Emmanuel"

    At the heart of historic Christianity resides an astounding truth-claim celebrated around the world at Christmas—the doctrine of the Incarnation: God became man in Jesus of Nazareth. This truth … more

  • What Makes the Christian God Unique?

    Though I had many fine students over the years and lots of provocative discussions in and outside the classroom, one particular exchange with two students stands out in my memory. This dialogue … more

  • Did Jesus Really Consider Himself To Be God?

    The Jesus who emerges never resembles the Christ of historic Christianity. These shows leave the Christian viewer discouraged, confused, or perhaps ready to reach for a foam brick.

    Liberal scholars … more

  • The Christmas Star

    The only known account of the wise men and of the astronomical event that spurred them to action is found in the book of Matthew. This dramatic story has generated numerous articles, books, songs, and … more

  • Who Do You Say I Am?: Cluing in the Critics

    by Dennis Ingolfsland

    People today ask the same provocative question that Jesus once asked his disciples, “Who do you say I am?”[1] Modern historians present Jesus as a cynic, reformer, … more

  • Jesus and the Gospels

    by Dennis Ingolfsland

    The question, “Who do people say the son of man is?” (Matt. 16:13), while originally posed by Jesus to the disciples, is still the subject of much debate today. … more

  • The Great Claims of Jesus

    The vast majority of the world's people recognize Jesus of Nazareth as a great moral teacher, perhaps even a prophet, but only a small percentage, as yet, accept Him as the Messiah, the "deliverer," … more