Theology and Christmas

As we enjoy lights and presents and hot beverages… and even as we talk of mangers and stars and babies… I’m struck again that Jesus Christ isn’t an important part of our theology… he is our theology. What we know of God is from our Savior, the one we celebrate this season.

Or so says Paul Zahl, in A Short Systematic Theology:

“For Christians, the prism through which all light concerning God is reflected is Jesus Christ. This means that Christology is the beginning and the end, better, the starting point and summary, of all Christian thought… Christology is the subject of theology. More precisely put, Jesus Christ is the subject of theology.”

Merry Christmas! May we continue to be floored by the wondrous news of our Savior!

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