Interviews by David Robinson

 

The Meaning and Origins of Christmas Trees

by David Robinson and Joe Boot

December 5, 2017

Joe Boot talks with EICC Fellow Dr. David Robinson about Christmas trees, Nativity sets, and other Christmas traditions. Where do these come from and what do they mean for us?

 

Doing all things in Hope

by David Robinson and Joe Boot

April 24, 2017

The Christian life is characterized by hopefulness. The cultural mandate means that everything we do is motivated by a looking forward to Christ's restoration of all things.

 

The Beginnings of Restoration

by David Robinson and Joe Boot

April 12, 2017 | Colossians 1:18

The Easter story is the story of the beginning of Christ's promise to make all things new. As the firstborn from among the dead, Jesus is fulfilling the original mandate given to Adam and Eve.

 

Christ the Second Adam

by David Robinson and Joe Boot

April 11, 2017 | 1 Corinthians 15:45

The depiction of Christ as the second Adam is a challenge to dualistic Greco-Roman ideology and an affirmation of the goodness of God's material creation

 

The Hope of the Resurrection

by David Robinson and Joe Boot

April 6, 2017 | 1 Corinthians 15:14

Christ's resurrection is a historical event with historic implications for all of life. It is the basis of our Christian hope.

 

The Origins of Christmas

by David Robinson and Joe Boot

December 21, 2016

Contrary to popular belief, Christmas is not simply a baptized pagan winter holiday. Learn about the historical origins for celebrating Christmas on December 25.

 

Christmas and Christology in the Early Church

by David Robinson and Joe Boot

December 19, 2016

The early church gave much thought to the person and nature of Christ, while recognizing that it is beyond our limited human capacity to completely capture the mystery of the Incarnation in a formula.

 

The Paradox of the Incarnation

by David Robinson and Joe Boot

December 8, 2016

The incarnation of God the Son is a deep mystery that has much to teach us about humanity and the nature of authority and leadership.