Considering the Christmas Story
This time of year always reminds me of the many fascinating, powerful layers of influence of the birth-of-Jesus story in our culture.
I’ll highlight just one aspect of the story here, and invite your comments of your own experience and insights. That aspect is the supposed Virgin Birth.
How and why do you think this became part of the New Testament stories of Jesus’ life, death and purpose for being here?
Note that only two of the four Gospels even deal with his birth. Do the others imply or accept his virgin birth? And what about Paul? Does it appear he believed in a virgin birth? And if so, did it even really matter to him?