We are all called to be Christophers!

Virgin of the Sign

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On December 2, 2015, Matthew Milliner – my friend, former classmate, and professor of art history at Wheaton College – delivered a chapel message on the art of Advent. Evangelical Protestants often neglect Mary, so I appreciate how he challenges his own tribe to give due honor to Theotokos, the Eastern Orthodox title for Jesus’ mother, which means “God-bearer” or “Birth-giver to God.” And, of course, I was pleased by his etymological reminder of my name’s vocation. Indeed, Mary teaches us that we are all called to be Christophers!


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