Advent 2010 Part III: Immanuel in the Garden of Eden
In the last couple weeks, we have discovered that if we really understand what was going on in the Incarnation, then we cannot help but celebrate and feast sometime, in some way. So what was going on? What is it that we should get so worked up about? Excited about? There are myriad themes that we could discuss, numerous ways in which we could answer these questions. The one I would like us to focus upon for the next several weeks is the theme of Immanuel, God with us. Why should Jesus’ identity as Immanuel inspire us to feast?
Stuart Bryan is the pastor of Trinity Church. He and his wife, Paige, have seven children, four homegrown, two adopted from the lovely land of Guatemala, and one adopted from Ukraine. Stuart earned his B.A. in Religion from Whitworth College and his M.A. in Theological and Historical Studies from Reformed Theological Seminary in Orlando, Florida.