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Mary Mother of Jesus

Can You Question The Virgin Birth And Still Be A Christian?

Religion News Service | Kimberly Winston | Posted 12.23.2014 | Religion

(RNS) It’s a tough sell: A young, unmarried teenager gets pregnant, but the father isn’t a man but God himself. And the girl is a virgin — and (...

Mary: Mother of God Or Jewish Mother Of Seven?

James D. Tabor | Posted 07.31.2013 | Religion
James D. Tabor

Christian dogma and devotion, as sincere as it might be, robs the mother who bore Jesus of her humanity. The very concept of an asexual "mother of God" is alien and foreign to Jewish culture and to the Hebrew Bible.

Coping With Cancer And Keeping The Faith

Martha Lyles | Posted 05.06.2013 | Religion
Martha Lyles

At night I stared into the bathroom mirror, haunted by my own reflection. Was there an answer hidden in my eyes? What did my body know that my mind did not? Fear was taking hold in my bones, but by the week's end, I could feel its antidote springing up, silky and fragrant: faith.

Pregnant With A King (Or Queen)

Rev. Michelle L. Torigian | Posted 02.03.2013 | Religion
Rev. Michelle L. Torigian

How ironic that the announcement of Kate Middleton's pregnancy was made on the second day of Advent! Has the season of Advent been shadowed or enhanced by the news of a modern-day royal birth?

What The Fire Spared: On Mary And Motherhood

Martha Lyles | Posted 07.11.2012 | Religion
Martha Lyles

The sight was horrifying. The house had burned to the ground. A shell of the southern wall remained, but beyond that, everything had been reduced to piles of ashes and clumps of bricks.

Was Mary a Template for Today's Feminism?

Petru Popescu | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Petru Popescu

The mother of Jesus became an icon a long time ago, and in many ways her icon is more powerful and haunting inside our psyche than the icon of her famed son.