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Tag: Christmas

This Present Absence

This Christmas season, what might it mean to live into the promise of hope fulfilled, when our pandemic experience means that hope strains against lost lives and lost livelihoods? Perhaps it involves visioning a redemption—one built on the social and economic implications of Jeremiah’s vision of those redeemed.

The Politics of Divine Presence—John 1:1-14 (Fritz Wendt)

God who became one of us so inconspicuously is still walking among us, very quietly, making our lives special.

The Politics of the War on Christmas—Luke 1: 46b-55 (Robert Williamson)

In the incarnation of Jesus, all our systems of social stratification—all our means of exploiting, oppressing, and humiliating one another—are revealed to be lies. Mary expresses a ‘Christmas revolution’ in her Magnificat, a vision for a radically different way of living decisively ushered in by God’s becoming one of us in Christ.