This course will have 4 sessions:
- Santa Claus is Coming to Town – Turkeys, trees and tinsel: examining our Christmas traditions and testing the commercial Christmas.
- 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?
- O Little Town of Bethlehem – Miracles at midnight? What does the Bible really say about the birth of Jesus? Understanding the narrative.
- The Word became Flesh – Jesus, human and divine? Exploring the theology of the incarnation and its implications for us.