How Can This Be? Jesus’ Birth

One of the claims Christians make about Jesus is that he, as the Apostle’s Creed says, “was born of the Virgin Mary”. Both Nativity stories, Matthew and Luke, make this claim. People who want to defend the faith and debunk the faith write about this topic. Unfortunately people on all sides of the issue are prone to wonder […]

Empires, Prophets, and Babies: Jesus birth and the Gospel according to Luke

Last week, I wrote that we trivialize the birth narratives and that we don’t take them seriously enough. Well, I want to try to remedy some of that this Advent and Christmas season. Because this is a blog and not a Biblical commentary, I won’t cover the topic exhaustively. (All though you will be the […]