“Incarnational” is of course that other word for missional, and the theory behind it. So as I was considering this idea, it occured to me that Christmas is perhaps the chief holiday for missional folk — after all, it’s all about the inauguration of the incarnation of Christ, the sending of the Son by the Father to trod the sod of this earth, as it were.
This got me to wondering, if Christmas is a missional season, what would a missional/incarnational Christmas look like? If we want to walk as Jesus did and engage people missionally, what would that path look like specifically over the holiday season? I know how some churches do this with big programs, but if we’re specifically considering a missional expression of Christmas…. how does one incarnate the celebration of the incarnation?