The way the nativity as presented is so often cloying and almost reduced to a fairy story.
Here this blog by Dr Ian Paul does his usual stuff, by wrenching us away from Christian slush and making us consider what actually happened and why it is important today.
The three things are;
The shepherds who were unpoor
The swaddling clothes – a first century babygro
The women – Mary was not alone as there were several women (probably relatives), so Joseph could get some sleep!!
Yes Jesus was real, born in areal time in a real place and is important for us today
Source: Three surprises for Christmas | Psephizo
I find I’m in almost 100% agreement with this blog!
I have questions about Rohr but his ideas go back to Sally McFague in 1993 and seem to permeate so much of Green Theology, which has become quite an industry. I’d also add that “green Christians” have become somewhat exclusivist and assume that all must follow their views and actions. eg support of divestment, Extinction rebellion etc. I think this is probably related to the odd theology.
I’ll reblog this to go against my quickie response of last week
Source: On bishops, creation and the environment | Psephizo