What About Joseph?

Rev. Chandler Stokes

Sunday, December 22, 2013

A sermon by Rev. Chandler Stokes on Matthew 1:18-25. A student once asked theologian Will Willimon if she had to believe in the Virgin Birth to be a Christian. “No you don’t,” he said, “But if we can get you to swallow that without choking, there’s no telling what we can get you to believe. Come back next week, and we’ll try to persuade you that the meek will inherit the earth, that it is better to give than to receive, that your life does not consist in the abundance of your possessions, and that it’s not nations, empires, or the United States, but God who rules the world. We start you out with something fairly small, like the virgin birth, then work you up to even more outrageous assertions.”

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