The Characters of Christmas
Join us during Advent 2020 for this live, real time six week course on the characters of Christmas: Mary, Joseph, the Shepherds of Bethlehem and the Magi–with special sessions on the historicity of the gospels and the “myth that really happened.”
The course starts Tuesday evening November 24. To be part of this course sign up as a Promotion Level Donor Subscriber. This also gives you access to all the video content–the recorded lectures in case you miss one and your membership also gives you access to the recorded sessions from my first three courses: Immortal Combat Deep Dive, The Church in an Age of Revolution and St Benedict and St Therese. Go here to learn more
Characters of Christmas – 6
This session is a summary and a chance to draw together the theological themes embedded in the Infancy Narratives.
Characters of Christmas – 5
In this fifth episode we discover who the Magi were and why they travelled to Bethlehem to pay homage to the newborn King of the Jews.
Characters of Christmas – 4
The fourth session is the first of two on the Magi. In this session we consider the way the Magi story grew and was embellished and discuss who the Magi were NOT.
Characters of Christmas – 3
The Third Session covers the date of Christ's birth, the significance of Bethlehem and the important role of the Bethlehem Shepherds
Characters of Christmas – 2
The historical background of the nativity stories, why they were included and what we know about Mary and Joseph.
Characters of Christmas – Notes on Session Two
In the second session we explained how and why the nativity narratives were included in Matthew and Luke's gospels. We suggest there was a "proto-Matthew" - a collection of Jesus' sayings and stories. This [...]