Take your winner. One side had a divinely handsome king, all the soldiers, the prisons, and the executioners. The other side's only weapon was a home prayer meeting. Which side would you choose for the winner? Turn to Acts 12 and let's discover whether prayer or political power wins.
"Sleep in Heavenly Peace"--it's the final line of the first stanza of the most famous Christmas carol. It conjures up images of Currier and Ives nostalgic drawings and chestnuts roasting on an open fire, but is this the peace Dr. Luke has in mind when he tells us his version of the Christmas story?