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Some Christmas reading

November 29, 2008

Tomorrow is the first Sunday in Advent, which means I’ll be preaching Christmassy sermons for a while. I don’t mind that. I love Christmas.

I really like thinking about the Christmas story. The Christmas story is principally found in the gospels of Matthew and Luke. They tell very different stories, and I don’t think the differences can be easily reconciled. Still, the stories have a lot of value, even if some of the details are clearly wrong. I’m going to be exploring some of these differences over the next few weeks.

In the meantime, I have a couple of things you might enjoy reading. The first is an exegesis of Luke 2:1-40 I had to do for a university course. I really enjoyed this exercise, and I learnt a few things along the way. Maybe you will too.

The other is a story I wrote a few years ago. It’s basically a retelling of Luke 2:8-20.

As always, if you have any comments, you know what to do!

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