Born to Die: The Obedience of Jesus in Birth and Death

Over the last several days I have written about the theme of obedience that runs through the Christmas story.  There was the obedience of the Magi, and of Mary and Joseph.  Today we will take a look at the preeminent example of obedience in Christmas: Jesus.   Jesus was obedient to the will of the … More Born to Die: The Obedience of Jesus in Birth and Death

Lessons from the Magi

Most people have heard of the Magi.  We have Christmas songs that mention them: “We three kings of Orient are, bearing gifts, we traverse far.”  They are part of nativity sets and church Christmas plays.  But somehow, it always seems like they are sort of in the periphery when the subject of Christ’s birth is … More Lessons from the Magi

Genealogy of Jesus and the problem of the Jeconiah curse

If you were to ask people what are the most taxing excerpts to read in the Bible, I am betting that they would say the genealogies.  There are a lot of them and they are far removed from our experience in our modern western culture.  I’m sure a fair number of you wonder why the … More Genealogy of Jesus and the problem of the Jeconiah curse