In Luke 2.8-21, the birth of Christ is proclaimed to the shepherds and a very particular pronouncement of peace is placed upon them. This begs an interesting question: What is peace and how does the First Advent of Christ inform such a declaration?
Many of us refer to the parable of Luke 15.11-32 as the story of the Prodigal Son. But, what if this story has more to do with the nature of the grace of God more than it has to do with the rebellion of the younger son or the law keeping of the older brother? […]