Photo: Martin Beek, Flickr"O come, O come, Emmanuel . . ." On Christmas morning, Christians all around the globe celebrate God's love coming into the world in the person of Jesus Christ.  What does it mean for us that God chose to enter the world in flesh and blood -- incarnate -- through a poor baby in Bethlehem?  We invited a dozen theobloggers to consider the question:  "Why Does the Incarnation Matter?"  And we asked them, as usual, to do it in 100 words or less.  Their responses are below.

Our responders:

Kara Root, Pastor of Lake Nokomis Presbyterian Church in Minneapolis, MN
Frederick Schmidt, Episcopal Priest and Spirituality Professor at Perkins School of Theology
Amy Julia Becker, author and blogger at Thin Places
Monica A. Coleman, Associate Professor of Constructive Theology and African American Religions at Claremont School of Theology
Carl Gregg, Pastor of Broadview Church in Chesapeake Beach, MD
Anne S. Howard, Executive Director of The Beatitudes Society
Jenee Woodard, author of The Text This Week
Elaine Heath, Associate Professor of Evangelism at Southern Methodist University
Ruth Everhart, Presbyterian minister and blogger at Work-In-Progress
Sam Alexander, Pastor of First Presbyterian Church in San Rafael, CA
Lisa M. Hess, Practical Theology Professor at United Theological Seminary
Bruce Epperly, author and professor of Practical Theology at Lancaster Theological Seminary