Beliefnet offers these short articles by various scholars on the Infancy Narratives.
- "You've Ruined the Christmas Story!" In exploring what scholars have to say about the historical Jesus, I find my faith not threatened, but deepened. By Susan Candea
- Is the Christmas Story All About Caesar? John Dominic Crossan on the characters in Jesus' birth story--the Magi, shepherds, angels--as anti-Roman protesters.
- A Message From Matthew What was the gospel writer trying to tell us about Jesus in his opening chapters? By John Dominic Crossan
- The Other Christmas MiracleThe miraculous story of Elizabeth and Zechariah sets the stage for Jesus' birth. By Ben Witherington III.
I particularly enjoyed the article by Crossan on Caesar and the CHRISTmas story. Very helpful. Witherington's piece was insightful as per usual.