While many people are familiar with the birth story of Jesus, few of us recognize how religiously and politically subversive His birth narrative is. The birth accounts of Jesus undermine several core ideas in most religious and political worldviews.
People sometimes ask me why I believe in God. I used to say that belief in God is the only option that makes any sense. Now, however, I also add that belief in God is the only way that helps me understand and live this life.