Henry J. Langknecht
Henry J. Langknecht is associate professor of homiletics and Christian communication at Trinity Lutheran Seminary in Columbus, Ohio.
The annunciation is analogous in my mind to the story of God's invitation to Abram to leave Ur and head to Canaan. Both stories have a bare, binary feel to them. These are hinge moments in the unfolding of God and God's mission with and for the world. Abram, yes or no? Mary, yes or no?