You may not have noticed, but after the Virgin Mary was told that she would bear the savior, she sang a little song which actually said a lot about economics. Should that influence our interpretation of the Gospels?
Did Mary have an influence on the economic thinking of her son? If so, where in the Bible do we find that influence demonstrated?
Does it matter that Jesus was born in Bethlehem? I know about the prophecy, but was there something inherent to Bethlehem that made it appropriate? There was, and it has to do with their export industry.
Does it matter that Mary offered a turtle dove rather than a lamb as a purification sacrifice after Jesus' birth? What does it say about economics?
How does Jesus respond to that event 33 years later?
Mary, who bore Jesus, and Herod, who tried to murder him, actually agreed on one very important issue. What was that issue?
These are a few of the topics I discussed with John Hall and Kathleen Edmmons on WORD-FM recently. To listen, click here.