virgin birth

After Francis Church and the New York Sun, I want to say, "Yes, (saint) Nicholas, there is a Virgin -- as certainly as love
Certainly revisionists believe in God, but the word 'God' means something very different in the revisionist's mouth.
I consider myself Christian-among-other-things. Raised a Methodist, I still believe in the Christian creed, liberally interpreted
When I was interviewing for my current pastoral job, one of the questions asked of me, in one of the many different conversations I had with various committees, was, "What does the Virgin Birth mean to you?"
But some contemporary Christians see it as a metaphor, not a miracle. For John Shelby Spong, a retired Episcopal bishop and
There really is something about Mary. Catholics aren't the only ones who harbor a measure of devotion to Jesus' mother that can sometimes border on the fanatic. But Mary can be a bit of problem.
As the center of the biggest commercial season in the U.S., it's no surprise that a majority of Americans -- Christian or not -- observe Christmas.
The Pew survey was released a day after a similar report from the Public Religion Research Institute and Religion News Service
In order to understand fully the meaning Christmas, one must be acquainted with what happened several months earlier.
Ask most people what happens to prophecies in the Bible, and the response will be that they get fulfilled. But that popular answer is based on a fundamental translation mistake.
Christian dogma and devotion, as sincere as it might be, robs the mother who bore Jesus of her humanity. The very concept of an asexual "mother of God" is alien and foreign to Jewish culture and to the Hebrew Bible.
I am convinced that the idea of Jesus' birth from a virgin--without a human father--implicitly goes back to the apostle Paul.
The tradition of having a Feast Day for the Conception of the Blessed Virgin Mary was widespread both in the Eastern Orthodox
Paul, in his Galatians autobiography, identifies James as a man who replaced Peter as the head of the early Church. Additional apocryphal and secular sources assume James as heir to the church and rightfully so as his brother.
As William Doehring explains in the Examiner, the film is based on the work of prominent Biblical theologians such as Rudolf
He told me not to be afraid, that I had found favor with God. "You will be with child," it said, "and give birth to a son. And you are to give him the name Jesus."
Such long-term sperm storage “allows females to overcome climate challenges and other obstacles,” Warren Booth and his co
The fact that Muslims accept and believe in the virgin birth of Jesus has been a golden thread that links my childhood Christmas memories to my very fulfilling adult life as a Muslim.
It is quite possible as a Christian to believe Jesus had a biological father and believe the story of the virgin conception says something important. It all depends on what you think "virgin" means.
This is the world we live in now. Jesus is real, he's back, and he's a bunch of snakes.