A favorite Peanuts cartoon shows Linus sitting on his doghouse and typing furiously. When asked what he is composing, Linus answers he is writing a book on theology. The book will be titled, “So Have You Thought You Might Be Wrong?”
It is very easy to dismiss the Virgin Birth as old fashioned, a myth created by religious people long ago but no more real than Santa Claus. But, maybe not.
The idea goes back to the prophet’s battle with the king over what to do to defend a nation against mighty empires that surrounded on all sides.
On the one hand, the king wanted to choose one empire and hope that empire wo...