- December 1, 2019 - 9:45 am - 10:45 am
In Light of the World: A Beginner’s Guide to Advent, author, professor, and biblical scholar Amy-Jill Levine explores the biblical texts surrounding the story of the birth of Jesus. Join her as she traces the Christmas narrative through the stories of Zechariah and Elizabeth, Mary, the journey to Bethlehem, and the visit from the Magi. These stories open conversations around connections of the Gospel stories to the Old Testament, the role of women in first-century Jewish culture, the importance of Mary’s visitation and the revolutionary implications of Mary’s Magnificat, the census and the stable, and the star of Bethlehem and the flight to Egypt. Books are available for $15 from Judy or John Baker.
Introduction & Chap 1: The Meaning of Memory
Luke 1:5-25, 57-79
Chapter 2: The Promise of Potential
Chapter 3: The Journey to Joy
Chapter 4: The Gifts of the Gentiles