Naming God (Fourth Sunday of Advent)

“The Angel Arrives to Joseph” (artist unknown)

“In becoming so available to the world, God is to some degree at the disposal of those who can name the name. God’s name may be misused and abused as well as honored. For God to give the name is to open himself up to hurt.”

- Terence Fretheim

Veiled in flesh, the Godhead see;

Hail, th’ incarnate Deity:

Pleased, as man, with…



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Chris Nye

Living in Portland, Oregon with my wife and son. Doctoral candidate at Duke University. Author of a few books: