Defying Hate: Lessons from the Maccabees

The Jewish festival of Hanukkah has roots in ancient resistance to tyranny and brutal religious and ethnic persecution. This morning we’ll consider what lessons this historic rebellion has for our own modern-day struggle against hate.

The Radical Politics of the Manger

The traditional Christian images of the birth of Jesus are so familiar as to be almost cliché, but they are in fact filled with radical political ideas that their original, first-century Jewish and Roman audience would have clearly seen. We’ll look at the shepherds, the virgin mother, the manger, the angels, the magi, the angry … Continued