Christmas is irrational. That’s kind of the point.

“At Christmas we celebrate the advent of God as a vulnerable infant, whose life would show that truth is revealed in sacrificial love rather than dogmatic formulas.”

Read the Commentary by Wesley Granberg-Michaelson originally published in Sojourners

“We should honor the gifts of the mind to understand and make sense of religious experience. A framework of convictions provides a circumference for the practice of faith. For instance, I’ll sign on to a declaration proclaiming God is the Creator, Jesus is the Christ, and the Spirit is the Giver of Life. But too often Western Christianity has compressed faith into rational formulas capable of consent without consequence, partitioned from emotive experience, and devoid of mystery. That’s no way to celebrate Christmas.” Read the full article here.

Star-forming region called NGC 3324 in the Carina Nebula. Photo via NASA/ESA/CSA/STScI