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This seasonal addition to the Reformed Expository Commentary series presents 12 biblically and theologically grounded Christmas messages, as the authors explore the canonical teaching on the birth of Jesus Christ in the Gospels of Matthew, Luke, and John. The volume includes four special appendices of Advent material and worship aids useful in the planning of a Christ-centered Christmas service. With five new carols, essays, and reflections on the Advent season, and a program of lessons and carols, this material is valuable to any pastor or worship leader seeking meaningful ways to celebrate the coming of Christ during the season commemorating his birth.

Author Bios

Daniel M. Doriani

Daniel M. Doriani

Dr. Dan Doriani, vice president of strategic academic projects and professor of theology at Covenant Seminary, has extensive teaching and pastoral experience.

He served as assistant professor of biblical studies at Geneva College in Beaver Falls, Pennsylvania for five years, as solo pastor of Faith Presbyterian Church in Cumberland, Maryland for five years, as well as a variety of associate pastor, interim pastor, and stated supply roles. He has been involved in several planning and study committees at the presbytery level in both the Presbyterian Church in America (PCA) and the Evangelical Presbyterian Church (EPC). He was also chair of the PCA’s Theological Examining Committee from 1999 to 2000.

He has authored several books, including Getting the Message: A Plan for Interpreting and Applying the Bible(P&R, 1996), Putting the Truth to Work: The Theory and Practice of Biblical Application (P&R, 2001), The Life of a God-Made Man (Crossway, 2001), and commentaries on Matthew and 1 Peter in P&R Publishing’s Reformed Expository Commentaries series.

Dr. Doriani and his wife, Debbie, live in Chesterfield, Missouri, and have three grown daughters.

 

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Philip Ryken

Philip G. Ryken (1966–) has served as the president of Wheaton College in Wheaton, Illinois, since 2010. He earned degrees from Wheaton College, Westminster Theological Seminary, and a doctorate from the University of Oxford.

Ryken was the senior minister of Philadelphia’s Tenth Presbyterian Church (where James Boice and Donald Barnhouse served previously) for about 15 years before he became the president of Wheaton College. He has been ordained as a teaching elder in the Presbyterian Church in America.

Ryken has authored over 30 books, including several volumes in the Preaching the Word Collection, the Reformed Expository Commentary, the Crossway Spiritual Growth Collection, Written in Stone, Discovering God in Stories from the Bible, and Exodus: Saved for God's Glory.

 

 

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