As we approach a well-known season in many churches liturgical calendars, we are starting a blog series focusing on different perspectives of characters in the Christmas story, holiday practices, and advent themes.
We are requesting submissions of pieces, 500-1500 words expressing the significance of Christmas or Advent within a distinct cultural perspective.
We request posts from primary sources serving in a Non-Western context as well as secondary sources with the ability to give voice to another perspective.
Some possible prompts:
Which characters of the story appear in your context? (shepherds, wise men, travelers, etc.)
What significant elements are present in your church to prepare for or celebrate the holiday?
Which scriptures are most meaningful for your community to understand the incarnation of Christ, and why?
What sermons are written in this time of year for your community?
By sharing together our perspectives of the holiday, we look forward to hearing a familiar story with fresh ears and seeing the advent of God in Christ with new eyes, initiating a kingdom that brings all people together as the children of God.
Please see our Write Page for information about contributing.