Only curmudgeons castigate a Christmas culture filled with commercialization. No one likes to hear it. We much prefer a Hallmark Christmas with idyllic settings singing “Christmas time is here, happiness and cheer.” Even so, if we’re brutally honest our deepest desires linger and most often remain unsatisfied. Enter Ben Witherington,
Still one of the best sources answering this question is Dr. Paul Maier’s “The Date of the Nativity and the Chronology of Jesus’ Life.”
A child in a foul stable, Where the beasts feed and foam; Only where He was homeless Are you and I at home: We have hands that fashion and heads that know, But our hearts we lost—how long ago! In a place no chart nor ship can show Under the
Command those who are rich in this present world not to be arrogant nor to put their hope in wealth, which is so uncertain, but to put their hope in God, who richly provides us with everything for our enjoyment. Command them to do good, to be rich in good
Still one of the best sources answering when Jesus was born is Dr. Paul Maier‘s findings. Check out The Date of the Nativity and the Chronology of Jesus’ Life. P.S. Merry Christmas everyone!
I can’t think of a better time than Christmas to rehearse the importance of orthodoxy. Believers everywhere must clearly articulate what we believe and do not believe about the Christ child. What follows are brief [early] historical views on the identity of Jesus along with the orthodox response that comports with
An excellent and insightful post by my good friend Louis, at Baker Books: “Did Mary Face Shame During Her Pregnancy?”.