Current Teaching Series
THE ORIGINAL CHRISTMAS
Christmas for many today is sentimental – as it should be. It is a time for family, food, generosity and, while it is a religious holiday, it is celebrated even by those who are nonreligious. Here in America, Christmas has taken on whatever meaning participants wish to apply to it. But what did Matthew and Luke want their initial audience to know about the King of the Jews born in the midst of a country occupied by an Empire? What did they hope for them to do with this story?