When a Poor Baby in a Manger Overthrows an Empire: The First Christmas

*Originally posted on Dec 20, 2010 Many would consider the Roman Empire one of the greatest civilizations in history. In regard to the New Testament, the story of early Christianity finds its setting under the shadow of a meta-narrative[1] that dominated most of the Mediterranean world and even beyond. Caesar Augustus is the earliest figure [Read More...]

Taking the SEX out of Sex-mas!

Then one foggy Sex-mas Eve, Victoria came to say: Consumer with your eyes so wide, buy this bra and panties tonight. Twenty-year-old young women wearing unmentionables stare into the camera saying: “Tell me you love me.  Tell me you want me.  Excite me.”  Getting your yuletide jollies yet? Let’s be honest: the girls in the [Read More...]

Let’s Go on a Christmas Spending Spree!: The Story of Stuff

I wanted to share this video with you to stimulate conversation about simplicity and consumerism. Consumption not only is bad for the planet, for impoverished people, and for animals – but it can pollute the soul. This has certainly been true in my life. Jesus warns us not to find our value “in the abundance [Read More...]

When a Poor Baby in a Manger Overthrows the Empire

Many would consider the Roman Empire one of the greatest civilizations in history.  In regard to the New Testament, the story of early Christianity finds its setting under the shadow of a meta-narrative[1] that dominated most of the Mediterranean world and even beyond.  Caesar Augustus is the earliest figure of the Roman Empire that the [Read More...]


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