taking the words of Jesus seriously


Can we liberate Christmas from its cultural captivity and rediscover the truly prophetic story that speaks to the crises of our world today?


Mark you calendar for Saturday December 5, 9:30 – 11:30am ET. “Peace on Earth and the Politics of Christmas, ” a live conversation on this theme, will be live streamed here at RLC – Politics of Christmas Live Stream


The celebration of Christmas is often wrapped in innocent Hallmark-card imagery. But in fact the biblical texts describing the coming of Jesus are making powerful assertions about the politics of the Bible that speak very much to our contemporary global crises. Will O’Brien, coordinator of The Alternative Seminary, will be leading us in reflections on the “nativity narratives” in the Gospels of Matthew and Luke to see how they express core biblical themes of justice and prophetic confrontation with empire. We will try to “un-domesticate” these tales of liberation and reflect on how they are truly challenging us in terms of our allegiance and our discipleship. A perfect event for Advent.


Co-sponsored by The Alternative Seminary, The Simple Way, Red Letter Christians, Catholic Peace Fellowship, the House of Grace Catholic Worker, Bartimaeus Cooperative Ministries, and Brandywine Peace Fellowship.


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