Writers' Book Study: Incarnation

October 10 and 17

(12:00 - 12:45 p.m.)

Every week on Thursday

In Person/Zoom


Have you ever wanted to write a devotion for inclusion in our Advent Devotional booklet but didn’t really know where to start? Pastor Stephan will be leading a study on the book “Incarnation” by Bishop William Willimon to prepare you to write for this year’s Advent booklet. 

Jesus defies simplistic, effortless, undemanding explications. To be sure, Jesus often communicated his truth in simple, homely, direct ways, but his truth was anything but apparent and undemanding in the living. Common people heard Jesus gladly, not all, but enough to keep the government nervous, only to find that the simple truth Jesus taught, the life he lived, and the death he died complicated their settled and secure ideas about reality. The gospels are full of folk who confidently knew what was what—until they met Jesus. Jesus provoked an intellectual crisis in just about everybody. Their response was not, "Wow, I've just seen the Son of God," but rather, "Who is this?" -from the Introduction

The church uses the concept of “Incarnation,” (from the Latin word for “in the flesh”) to help us understand that Jesus Christ is both divine and human. The Incarnation is the grand crescendo of our reflection upon the mystery that Christ is the full revelation of God; not only one who talks about God but the one who speaks for and acts as God, one who is God.

This class will be in person or via Zoom on Monday, October 10 and 17 during the lunch hour (12-12:45 PM). Following this study, participants can also schedule a writing consultation with Pastor Stephan for guidance and direction in their work.

Participants are asked to purchase a copy of this book before the first session. 

Please complete the short form below to register by September 30.  

Questions?  Contact Pastor Stephan at



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