The Beginning of Christmas We are now full-blown into the Christmas season. I know some who have had their tree up and house decorated since Halloween. Others are not that much into all the hoopla and will wait until the last minute to do any shopping. And there are some crazy shoppers out there! I … Continue reading The Beginning of Christmas
We are right now in the midst of the greatest season of the year for most people – especially for retail businesses. Thousands of people are either out there shopping or online, even this morning, struggling to find the perfect gift for someone they know. I heard about one man who left to go do … Continue reading The Shepherds of Bethlehem
This is the final installment of a series dealing with myths that have grown up around the story of Advent as recorded by Luke in chapter 2 of his gospel. What really happened with the shepherds in the story?
This is the third installment on this series of articles dealing with the traditions and myths that surround Luke’s story of the birth of Jesus in the second chapter of his gospel. In this article and the next, we will look at the story of the shepherds. We will try to peel back the layers of tradition to find out what really happened on the night of Advent.