The virgin birth is one of the central tenets of faith for the world's 2 billion Christians. Yet many say the virgin birth gets short shrift at Christmas.
Life of Jesus in the New Testament
Book review: Short Stories by Jesus is a valuable work of criticism that asks us to reimagine Jesus as teacher concerned about his followers.
As I mentioned in introducing the Gospel and as you noticed when you listened, St. Luke tells us Pentecost Sunday happened 50 days after Easter. St. John tells us it was Easter Sunday night. You might wonder, "Well, how come such a clear discrepancy?" But it's a reminder to us -- and it's a very important reminder -- of how the Scripture writers were not writing history as we think of it, were not writing the biography of Jesus.
Commentary: In the garden of Gethsemane, Jesus asks God to "remove this cup." Who among us has not asked the same of God at one point?
The Peace Pulpit: Jesus is the resurrection, and if we believe in him, we will never die and begin to live the life of Jesus now.
Review: While well-intentioned and compassionate, “Son of God” doesn’t delve deeply enough.