This course will have 4 sessions:

  1. Santa Claus is Coming to Town – Turkeys, trees and tinsel: examining our Christmas traditions and testing the commercial Christmas.
  1. Come thou long expected Jesus –  The Biblical background to Christmas: what did the prophets foretell? What kind of Messiah were the people expecting? Where does John the Baptist fit in?
  1. O Little Town of Bethlehem – Miracles at midnight? What does the Bible really say about the birth of Jesus?  Understanding the narrative.
  2. The Word became Flesh – Jesus, human and divine? Exploring the theology of the incarnation and its implications for us.