• ‘Do not be afraid’

    Bible commentator William Hendriksen, while expressing some sympathy for artistic ...

  • Discussion Starters, Lk 2:1-21

    1. In Luke 2:19 we read that ‘Mary treasured up all these things and pondered ...

  • How (not) to preach a Christmas sermon

    At Christmas, fact and fiction, truth and legend, are mixed so thoroughly that ...

  • Luke 2:7 – No room at the inn?

    Luke 2:7 And she gave birth to her firstborn son and wrapped him in strips ...

  • Matthew 2:2 – The star of Bethlehem

    With regard to the identity of the 'star of Bethlehem' (Luke 2), scholars have ...

  • Preach this Christmas

    Ian Paul has commented on the thoughts of David Walker, Bishop of Manchester, ...

  • The Virgin Birth

    'The first and most indisputable fact about the birth of Jesus is that it occurred ...

  • Top ten Christmas conversation starters

    To the seasonally tongue-tied among us, Donald Whitney suggests that the following ...

  • When, and where, was Jesus born?

    How does 'main-stream' critical scholarship deal with the biblical narratives ...