About Brent Hamstra

Brent Hamstra is Professor of Chemistry at Southern Adventist University. He lives in Ooltewah, Tennessee with his wife, Emily, and his son, and is expecting a daughter to join the family this spring.

Why Does the Angel Keep Saying That?
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In Luke 1:26-38, the angel Gabriel appears to Mary and tells her that she is going to be the mother of the Messiah. In verse 30, Gabriel tells her not to be afraid.

In Matthew 1:19-25, an angel appears to Joseph in a dream and tells him not to be afraid to marry Mary.

In Luke 2:8-20, an angel appears to shepherds and tells them not to be afraid because of the good news the angel is bringing.

So why does the angel […]