Prof Helen Bond will be speaking as part of the 'Thinking Allowed' series on the topic of 'Do Christians Need to Believe in the Virgin Birth?'

Prof Bond will try to uncover where the story of the virgin birth came from, what role it plays in the gospels of Matthew and Luke, and what ancient readers would have made of it.

Professor Helen Bond

Only two gospels explicitly claim that Jesus was born of a virgin, those of Matthew and Luke. What is less often noticed is that large sections of the New testament appear to know nothing of this remarkable claim. St Paul, along with the gospels of Mark and John, seem to assume that Jesus was born in the "normal" way, as the son of Jospeh.

This lecture is part of the series run jointly by Cairns Church, Milngavie and Orchardhill Parish Church, Giffnock.

The event is on Thursday 12th November, 7.30pm at Cairns Church, Milngavie.

All are welcome.

You can find out more on the advertising leaflet from the participating churches.

Cairns Church Website