What is Advent? Too often it seems we allow Christmas to eclipse the season of Advent in such a way that we forget the true meaning of Christmas.Read More
Jesus Christ, the incarnate Son of God, was born into the world to redeem us and heal our broken stories.Read More
That the Creator God would lower Himself to take on human flesh and bear our guilt, sin, and shame is a historical fact that I will never completely wrap my mind around as long as I live. And yet He did it—He descended that we might ascend.
Not only did the King of Glory take on human flesh, but He suffered in His earthly body—enduring the same types of limitations,Read More
Ken Boa gives a meditation on the mystery of the incarnation and the images of the manger and the cross.Read More
The manger and the cross are an unlikely but undeniable pair, like bookends facing the opposite direction: the one, the enduring image of Christmas; the other, the enduring image of Easter.Read More
As Christmas approaches, Dr. Boa discusses the season of Advent with his Wednesday Morning Men’s Fellowship in Atlanta. He explains how the Advent season is a time of looking both back to the first advent of Christ and forward to his second coming. Three songs represent these dual purposes of Advent (which the group sings together, led by David White):
“O Come, O Come,Read More
When he was in seminary, Ken Boa wanted to incorporate his astronomy background into his master’s thesis. He did so by studying and writing on the star of Bethlehem. His thesis was published by Doubleday in 1980 and later (in 1985) by Zondervan as The Return of the Star of Bethlehem. You can purchase the book in the Ken Boa Store.
Before looking at some of the attempts to explain the star,Read More
All praise to Thee, Eternal Lord,
Clothed in a garb of flesh and blood;
Choosing a manger for Thy throne,
While worlds on worlds are Thine alone.
Although we live in a pluralistic culture that tells us that Christianity is just one option in a whole cafeteria of equally valid spiritual choices, a closer look at the Bible reveals its profound uniqueness.Read More