Gabriel announced that Mary was chosen, not that she was already pregnant.
On the importance of remembering Joseph’s obedience
Getting baptized means that you are being brought into Jesus’ family.
The point of the parable is that the person who shows mercy to me is my neighbor.
The Word preached that one last time to that practical philosopher Pontius Pilate, and he spoke of the truth.
At Christmas, we sing hymns and carols that call the child born to Mary and Joseph “Lord.” But we are told that more and more, the use of that title is outdated, sexist, and perhaps even a sort of theological “microagression” against some of the folks in the pews.
Acts 10:1-16 speaks of Cornelius, a Gentile centurion drawn to worship the one God, yet fearful to commit. The question for us now is — who is Cornelius today?
Why does the risen Jesus ask for food? Is he hungry? Does he need to eat?