What was the Annunciation really like? – Luke 1:26-45

This past Sunday, Phil introduced us to the writings of Walter Wangerin. As we continued our study through Luke, Phil chose stories that retold the events of Luke 1:26-45, often called The Annunciation.  The angel Gabriel announces to Mary that she will be the mother of the Christ child.  Wangerin encourages us through his writingsContinue reading “What was the Annunciation really like? – Luke 1:26-45”

Why we need to listen to an unmarried pregnant teenager

After giving surprising news to Zechariah and Elizabeth that they, a barren elderly couple, going to have a son who will be a great prophet, the Angel Gabriel a few months later visits Mary.  Mary is teenager living in Nazareth, a backwater town that barely makes it onto the map.  Mary is betrothed, but herContinue reading “Why we need to listen to an unmarried pregnant teenager”