Dear Folks -
This week in Ordinary Life I began a series I intend to carry out through the first of the year. I will be focusing on the birth stories of Jesus as found in the Christian tradition and seeking to see what those stories might mean for us in the here and now.
This week's talk introduces the series. The birth stories we have are very different from each other and were originally intended to be heard not only as personal stories but also - and perhaps primarily - as political stories. We are very unaccustomed to hearing these stories this way. The primary point of this talk is that whereas our primary interest is in having "peace of mind," God's primary interest is in having "peace on earth."
Unfortunately, the audio from this week is not available.