An excerpt from the new and expanded edition of “Ruining Christmas.”
Advent anticipates the second arrival of Jesus in glory.
Herod’s slaughter of the innocents is “the reason for the season.”
Rejoice! Rejoice! Emmanuel shall come to thee, O Israel!
What will your response to this baby be?
The incarnation blows to pieces the sacred/secular dichotomy.
The messiness and pain and blood of the incarnation was the whole point.
Christmas is the story of God starting to put everything right-ways up again.