Catholics love, I mean LOVE, Mary. Protestants generally respect her, but don’t want to get crazy about her because they don’t want to act too Catholic. But opinions are like vestigial tail stumps that we tape to the small of our backs to make our pants fit right: Everyone’s got one.
So historical opinions aside, here’s our first look at Mary in the Gospel of Luke, and I think she comes off like an incredible young woman filled with grace and courage.
Matt Whitman believes in God and thinks things are funny. He was raised in Fort Collins, Colorado before moving to Chicago where he graduated from Trinity College and Trinity Evangelical Divinity School. He met his wife Camilla on his first day of college in his first class. They’ve got three kids together and now live in the mountains of beautiful western Wyoming where Matt works as the Senior Pastor of the Lander Evangelical Free Church. Matt’s a teach-straight-through-books-of-the-Bible kind of guy and uses his appreciation of history, humor, culture, and narrative to help people understand God’s Word. In addition to church and family, Matt throws a lot of time at filmmaking. He writes, acts, and directs and also hosts a YouTube program called The Ten Minute Bible Hour in which he teaches books of the Bible in a tight, informative, and funny format.